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By Kate O'Shaughnessy

This ebook examines gender, country and social strength in Indonesia, focusing specifically on country rules of divorce from 1965 to 2005 and its impression on girls. Indonesia skilled excessive divorce charges within the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, via a amazing decline. Already falling divorce charges have been strengthened by way of the 1974 Marriage legislation, which for the 1st time regulated marriage for either Muslim and non-Muslim Indonesians and limited entry to divorce. This legislation outlined the jobs of fellows and girls in Indonesian society, vesting loved ones management with husbands and the administration of the family with better halves. Drawing on a big variety of fundamental resources, together with court docket documents, felony codes, newspaper stories, fiction, interviews and case reports, this e-book presents an in depth ancient account of this era of vital social switch, exploring totally the effect and operation of country law of divorce, together with the hot Order government’s goals in enacting this felony framework, its results in perform and the way it used to be utilised through electorate (both women and men) to increase their very own agendas. It argues that the wedding legislations used to be a device of social keep watch over enacted via the recent Order executive in line with the social upheaval and protests skilled within the mid Seventies. although, it additionally exhibits that kingdom energy was once no longer hegemonic: it was once either contested and co-opted through voters, with women and men having fun with varied levels of autonomy from the kingdom. This ebook explores all of those matters, supplying very important insights at the nature of the recent Order regime, social strength and gender relatives, either through the years of its rule and because its collapse.

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