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By Elsbeth Locher-Scholten

Woman and the Colonial State bargains with the ambiguous dating among girls of either the ecu and the Indonesian inhabitants and the colonial country within the former Netherlands Indies within the first 1/2 the 20 th century. in accordance with new facts from numerous assets: colonial records, journals, family manuals, kid's literature, and press surveys, it analyses the women-state courting via featuring 5 empirical reports on topics, within which ladies figured prominently on the time: Indonesian labour, Indonesian servants in colonial houses, Dutch colonial model and nutrients, the feminist fight for the vote and the serious debate approximately monogamy of and via ladies on the finish of the Thirties. An introductory essay combines the results of the case stories and relates these to debates approximately Orientalism, the development of whiteness, and to questions of modernity and the colonial kingdom formation.

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