Linda Rae Bennett's Women, Islam and Modernity: Single Women, Sexuality and PDF

By Linda Rae Bennett

ISBN-10: 0203391381

ISBN-13: 9780203391389

ISBN-10: 0415329299

ISBN-13: 9780415329293

In well known debates approximately reproductive and sexual rights, formal religions, in particular Islam, are obvious as obstacles offering institutional and ideological resistance to women's attention of reproductive and social autonomy. This ebook demanding situations this simplified view of Islam. in accordance with unique fieldwork in jap Indonesia, the ebook explores the advanced components that impact how younger Indonesian ladies shape their sexual subjectivities, discusses the cultural and old stipulations below which unmarried Muslim girls repress or convey their sexuality, and examines how the cultural context, together with different components along with Islam, concurrently effect the ways that younger unmarried girls procedure courtship, and problems with sexuality and reproductive healthiness. It demonstrates that Islam is neither on my own in attempting to keep watch over girl sexuality, nor fullyyt winning in doing so.

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Mothers and their unmarried daughters in Mataram engage in a wide range of income generation activities outside their homes, encompassing activities such as agricultural labour, petty trade, production of handicrafts and domestic service. Women also engage in wage labour primarily in retail, clerical and management positions, as government employees and in the tourist industry. 18 The ideal of women as domesticated, economically dependent housewives is anomalous with the economic organization of most families in Mataram, in which women make significant contributions to family income, and typically manage household finances.

In this context, young women are typically ascribed a surrogate minder, such as an ibu kos (lit. boarding house mother), who will emulate the role of the family in regulating their social and spatial autonomy. Even among more mature professional single women, whose careers involve frequent travel, the pretence of obedience and dependency is maintained during their absence by regular contact through telephone calls to one’s natal family. Constraints on women’s autonomy during maidenhood are linked to their pre-adult status and the social regulation of female sexuality.

As poverty and unemployment continue to plague the people of Lombok, male out-migration to Malaysia is an increasingly attractive alternative for men seeking wage labour. Newmont. Severe social dislocation has been experienced by many families whose male kin migrate to Sumbawa in the hope of securing employment with one of the mines sub-contractors. Lombok’s international tourist industry is another area of potential employment for many young people, although it regularly disappoints them in similar ways to the Batu Hijau mine.

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