Webs of Power by Evelyn Blackwood
Webs of Power
Author: Evelyn Blackwood
Title: Webs of Power
ISBN10: 0847699102
ISBN13: 978-0847699100
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 1999)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1773 kb
Size epub: 1559 kb
Rating: 3.8 ✪
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Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences

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Webs of Power offers a fresh perspective on women in Southeast Asia. Focusing on one rural Minangkabau village, the book provides vital insights into the gendered processes of post-coloniality. The Minangkabau living in West Sumatra are the largest matrilineal group in the world. They have intrigued generations of scholars because they are matrilineal and Islamic. By exploring the contestations and accommodations women and men make with state and Islamic ideologies, Webs of Power discloses the processes at the heart of globalization as well as the complexities of kinship and power in a rural agricultural community. The book challenges conventional thinking about matriliny, showing the prominence of senior women in all aspects of village life.