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Village Currents in West Sumatra
Map 2.1 West Sumatra
Photo 2.1 Big house with an attached unit for daughter
Photo 2.2 Wood-framed house
Senior Women and Their Houses
Table 4.1 Education Levels for Women Born in the 1920s-1930s
Table 4.3 Education Levels for Men Born in the 1950s-1960s
Table 4.4 Household Composition
Table 4.5 Reasons for One-and Two-Generation Households (N=85)
Photo 4.1 Daughter's new house next to her mother's big house
Senior Women and Ceremonial Strategies
Photo 5.2 Bride wearing a large headpiece
Photo 5.3 Daughter-In-law arriving at a ce'remony bearing an elaborate tray
Photo 5.4 Kinswomen inspect the trays lor a wedding
Photo 5.5 Women in ceremonial dress attending an engagement ceremony
Ceremonial Practice and the Ideology of Rank
Controlling Labor, Controlling Kin: Village Farm Relations
Photo 7.1 A woman cutting padi at harvest time
Photo 7.4 Measuring the harvest
Table A.1 Number of Families from Each Clan Living in Tanjung Batang
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Webs of Power: Women, Kin, and Community in a Sumatran Village

Webs of Power: Women, Kin, and Community in a Sumatran Village

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Webs of Power offers a fresh perspective on women in Southeast Asia. Focusing on one rural Minangkabau village, the book provides vital insights into the gendered processes of post-coloniality. The Minangkabau living in West Sumatra are the largest matrilineal group in the world. They have intrigued generations of scholars because they are matrilineal and Islamic. By exploring the contestations and accommodations women and men make with state and Islamic ideologies, Webs of Power discloses the processes at the heart of globalization as well as the complexities of kinship and power in a rural agricultural community. The book challenges conventional thinking about matriliny, showing the prominence of senior women in all aspects of village life.
Webs of Power offers a fresh perspective on women in Southeast Asia. Focusing on one rural Minangkabau village, the book provides vital insights into the gendered processes of post-coloniality. The Minangkabau living in West Sumatra are the largest matrilineal group in the world. They have intrigued generations of scholars because they are matrilineal and Islamic. By exploring the contestations and accommodations women and men make with state and Islamic ideologies, Webs of Power discloses the processes at the heart of globalization as well as the complexities of kinship and power in a rural agricultural community. The book challenges conventional thinking about matriliny, showing the prominence of senior women in all aspects of village life.

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