Call me Kartini? Kartini as a Floating Signifier in Indonesian History

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    Every year on 21 April, Kartini's birthday, Indonesia celebrates Hari Kartini (Kartini Day). A day of civic celebration, it is marked by ceremonies, especially in schools and government institutions; and by reflections in the mass media on the state of women's social participation, challenges and achievements. This annual event has come to be focused, in often contradictory ways, on the �place of women� in modern Indonesia. Kartini's literary writings have been �mined� to give multiple and even contradictory characterizations of her voice, and hence of her historical significance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAppropriating Kartini: Colonial, National and Transnational Memories of an Indonesian Icon
    Editors Paul Bijl, Grace Chin
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute
    ISBN (Print)978-981-4843-92-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2020


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