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Fearless speech in Indonesian women's writing, working-class feminism from the global south, Jafar Suryomenggolo

This book argues that Indonesian female workers are actively confronting matters that are important to their interests as labor. In their writings and activism, they challenge the political order and demand gender justice
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Female Labor in Indonesia's Modern History -- Literary Liberation -- Proletarian Writing, Feminist Reading -- The Gendered and Class Politics of Malu -- Female Workers and Unions -- Fearless Speech -- Notes -- Part I: Defying Authoritarian Rule -- Notes -- Chapter 1: Reinventing Defense Speech -- Ida Irianti and Her Time -- The Pembelaan as a Political Document -- The Making of a Female Labor Leader -- Workplace Changes and the Union's Struggle -- The 1987 Strike and Its Aftermath -- Notes -- Chapter 2: Soliloquy of Disobedience -- Trauma and Writing -- Factory Work and Organizing -- The Strike and Its Aftermath -- Retaliation -- Aftershock and Surveillance -- Narrating Repression, Symbolic Disobedience -- Notes -- Part II: Negotiating Neoliberalism -- Notes -- Chapter 3: Articles of Contention -- Freedom to Organize, Freedom to Express -- Articulating the Wrong and Its Challenges -- The Limits of the Government's Circular on Sexual Harassment -- Beyond Print Media: Visual Campaign -- Organizing in the Zone and Beyond -- Notes -- Chapter 4: Epistolary Protest -- A Deep-rooted Problem -- New Struggle -- Factory Work and Motherhood -- Working Conditions under Neoliberalism -- Factory-level Struggle -- Beyond Union Activism -- Defending Rights, Changing the Workplace -- Notes -- Part III: Liberating Self -- Notes -- Chapter 5: Journals for Rights -- Catatan and Its Political Significance -- Beyond a Narrative of Suffering -- Sharing Problems, Learning about Rights -- Organizing and Its Challenges -- Raising Awareness, Demanding Rights -- Notes -- Chapter 6: Fictions of Freedom -- Overseas Domestic Workers as Authors of Fiction -- Managing Life in Urban Hong Kong -- Alien Romance in Hong Kong
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (251 pages)
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