We are pleased to announce the addition of Siti Kusujiarti's new book, Power, Change, and Gender Relations in Rural Java: A Tale of Two Villages. Co-authored with Ann Tickamyer, published by Ohio University Press (2012), and based on research during three important historical and political periods in Indonesia, the book examines the contradictory status of women. In some ways, women have high status and broad access to resources, but other situations suggest that Javanese women lack real power and autonomy. Javanese women have major responsibilities in supporting their families and controlling household finances. They may also own and manage their own property. Yet their independence and influence are determined by a culturally prescribed, state-reinforced, patriarchal gender ideology that limits women’s autonomy. Power, Change, and Gender Relations in Rural Java examines this contradiction as well as sources of stability and change in contemporary Javanese gender relations.
Please join us in congratulating Siti, and view a list of the other titles we added in February.
Our database feature this month is Art & Architecture Complete, which provides full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books. In addition, this database offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 780 academic journals, magazines and trade publications, as well as over 230 books. It includes an image collection of over 63,000 images. Last month we featured the Legal Information Reference Center.