Gender, Resistance and Transnational Memories of Violent Conflicts

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This book investigates the importance of gender and resistance to silences and denials concerning human rights abuses and historical injustices in narratives on transnational memories of three violent conflicts in Indonesia. Transnational memories of violent conflicts travel abroad with politicians, postcolonial migrants and refugees. Starting with the Japanese occupation of Indonesia (1942–1945), the war of independence (1945–1949) and the genocide of 1965, the volume analyses narratives in Dutch and Indonesian novels in relation to social and political narratives (1942–2015). By focusing on gender and resistance from both Indonesian and Dutch, transnational and global perspectives, the author provides new perspectives on memories of the conflicts that are relevant to research on transitional justice and memory politics.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages198
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-41094-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-41095-7
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2020
SeriesMemory Politics and Transitional Justice


  • Gender
  • Resistance
  • memories
  • Conflicts
  • transitional justice
  • postcolonialism
  • Queering
  • masculinities


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