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Women and the Politics of Gender in Post-Conflict Timor-Leste : Between Heaven and Earth.

Author: Sara Niner
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2016.
Series: ASAA women in Asia series.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Niner, Sara.
Women and the Politics of Gender in Post-Conflict Timor-Leste : Between Heaven and Earth.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Niner
ISBN: 9781317327882 1317327888
OCLC Number: 957126364
Notes: Widespread yet ad hoc: Interaction between formal and customary justice.
Description: 1 online resource (203 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; Foreword by Bella Galhos; Preface; Acknowledgement; List of abbreviations; List of foreign terms; 1. Iha lalehan nia klaran no rai --
Living between Heaven and Earth: Understanding jender in Timor-Leste; Local understandings of gender; Kings, queens and conquerors; Women in the nationalist struggle; Political and economic constraints on women; Informal constraints on women: Culture, violence, reproduction; Reflecting on assumptions and understanding; Notes; Bibliography. PART 1: Women in history2. The lost queens of Timor; Twelve queens of seventeenth-century Solor-Timor (1640-1700); A region of kings in the eighteenth century (1700-1800); Reappearance of Timorese queens in the nineteenth century (1815-1899); Conclusion; Notes; Archives; Bibliography; 3. Beyond the Timorese nationalist orthodoxy: The 'Herstory' of Bi-Murak; Nation, memories, narratives and women; Beyond Timorese nationalist orthodoxy: A discussion; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; 4. FOKUPERS --
The East Timorese Women's Communication Forum: The development of Timor's first women's NGO. Beginnings of FOKUPERS (1996-1998)The UN ballot, aftermath and emergency (1999); End of the emergency: Strengthening FOKUPERS for the long term (2000); Women's participation in the new nation (2000-2002); Refining organization and strategy: Empowerment and community development (2003-2004); Remaining focused on violence against women (2000-2003); New and ongoing challenges (2004); Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; PART 2: Contemporary women: Politics and economy; 5. The problem of gender quotas: Women's representatives on Timor-Leste's suku councils; Gender quotas in Timor-Leste. Are gender quotas easier to implement at the local level?The suku council: a mixture of 'old' and 'new' governance; Taking a governance perspective on the suku council; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes; Bibliography; 6. Gendered access to customary land in East Timor; Research context; Gendered access to land; Land and customary practice in contemporary Timor-Leste; Methods; Findings; Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Note; Bibliography; 7. Budgetary Policy, Gender Equality and the Politics of Change in Timor-Leste; The gendered economy; Timorese women engaging with economic policy. The context for reformConclusion; Notes; Bibliography; PART 3: Contemporary women: Culture, violence and reproduction; 8. East Timorese women challenge domestic violence; Norm diffusion theory; Case study: Campaigning against domestic violence in Timor-Leste; Notes; Bibliography; 9. Bikan ho Kanuru mak Tarutu --
When Plates and Spoons Make Noise: Domestic violence and customary law in Timor-Leste; Advantages and disadvantages of informal or customary justice; Sending a strong message: The legal framework on domestic violence.
Series Title: ASAA women in Asia series.

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