Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context
Issue 10, August 2004

Women's Stories from Indonesia

Guest editor: Lyn Parker

Review Essay
Book Reviews


The Intimacy of Terror: Gender and the Violence of 1965-66 in Bali
Leslie Dwyer
A Fragment of a Story: Gerwani and Tapol Experiences
Annie Pohlman

Marriage and Sex

Behind the Notion of Siala: Marriage, Adat and Islam among the Bugis in South Sulawesi
Nurul Ilmi Idrus
Sasak Women Negotiating Marriage, Polygyny and Divorce in Rural East Lombok
Jocelyn Grace
Traditional and Emergent Sex Work in Urban Indonesia
Rebecca Surtees


Reading the Bali Post: Women and Representation in Post-Suharto Bali
Helen Creese
Sexual Transgression in the Autobiographies of two Indonesian Women
Soe Tjen Marching
Beyond New Order Gender Politics: Case Studies of Female Performers of the Classical
Balinese Dance-drama Arja
Natalie Kellar

Review Essay

Thai Genders and the Limits of Western Gender Theory

a review essay of Penny Van Esterik's, Materializing Thailand
Peter Jackson

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Book Reviews edited by Anne-Marie Medcalf

China and Taiwan

Shanshan Du
Chopsticks only work in Pairs: Gender Unity and Gender Equality among the Lahu

of Southwestern China
reviewed by Christine Mathieu

Arianne M. Gaetano and Tamara Jacka (editors)
On The Move: Women in Rural-to-Urban Migration in Contemporary China
reviewed by Louise Edwards

Fran Martin
Situating Sexualities: Queer Representation in Taiwanese Fiction, Film and Public Culture
reviewed by Kam Louie

Southeast Asia

Ariel Heryanto and Sumit K Mandal
Challenging Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia: Comparing Indonesia and Malaysia
reviewed by Ian Wilson

Teh Yik Koon
The Mak Nyahs: Malaysian Male to Female Transsexuals
reviewed by Sharyn Graham

Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen
Vietnamese Voices: Gender and Cultural Identity in the Vietnamese Francophone Novel
reviewed by Anne-Marie Medcalf


Tagame Gengoroh (compiled), with English translation by Kitajima Yuji
Gay Erotic Art in Japan: Artists from the Time of the Birth of Gay Magazines
reviewed by Mark McLelland

Roger Goodman (editor)
Family and Social Policy in Japan: Anthropological Approaches
reviewed by Elise K. Tipton

Fran Lloyd (editor)
Consuming Bodies: Sex and Contemporary Art in Japan
reviewed by Wim Lunsing

Wim Marinus Lunsing
Beyond Common Sense: Sexuality and Gender in Contemporary Japan
reviewed by Mark McLelland

Leith Morton
Modern Japanese Culture, The Insider View
reviewed by James Boyd

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Call For Papers


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