Women, sexual violence and the Indonesian killings of 1965-66

Pohlman, Annie Women, sexual violence and the Indonesian killings of 1965-66. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2015. doi:10.4324/9781315818795

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Author Pohlman, Annie
Title Women, sexual violence and the Indonesian killings of 1965-66
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Publication year 2015
Sub-type Research book (original research)
DOI 10.4324/9781315818795
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Series ASAA women in Asia series
ISBN 9780415838870
9781317817949
Language eng
Start page 1
End page 188
Total number of pages 188
Collection year 2016
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The Indonesian massacres of 1965-1966 claimed the lives of an estimated half a million men, women and children. Histories of this period of mass violence in Indonesia’s past have focused almost exclusively on top-level political and military actors, their roles in the violence, and their movements and mobilization of perpetrators. Based on extensive interviews with women survivors of the massacres and detention camps, this book provides the first in-depth analysis of sexualised forms of violence perpetrated against women and girl victims during this period. It looks at the stories of individual women caught up in the massacres and mass arrests, focusing on their testimonies and their experiences of violence and survival. The book aims not only to redress the lack of scholarly attention but also to provide significant new analysis on the gendered and gendering effects of sexual violence against women and girls in situations of genocidal violence.
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