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The politics of gender in a time of change: gender discourses, institutions, and identities in contemporary Indonesia

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This dissertation fundamentally explores the nature of change, and the development interventions that aim to bring this change into a particular society. What emerges is the notion of a ‘spiral’: imagining the dynamic relationship between paradigms and discourses, the institutions and programmes operating in a place, and the way individual identities are constructed in intricate and contradictory ways. Within this spiral, discourse has power – ‘words matter’ – but equally significant is ho...

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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
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SSD
Department:
International Development
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Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
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Supervisor
Publication date:
2008
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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