In this book launch event arranged by NIAS along with Aalborg University, Associate Professor Pauline Stoltz discusses her latest book: Gender, Resistance and Transnational Memories of Violent Conflicts (Palgrave 2020) with NIAS Director Duncan McCargo. In the book, Stoltz analyses the politics of memories of three violent conflicts that took place in Indonesia, covering the period between 1942 and 2015. By highlighting how people’s memories and experiences of injustices are related to gender, ‘race’, sexuality, nationality, and generation, she addresses not only how these historical conflicts were the result of inequalities, but also how these inequalities still hurt today both in Indonesia and in other parts of the world. McCargo and Stoltz discuss her use of innovative transnational and gender approaches in the research fields of transitional justice and memory politics, and her highly original approach to the narrative analysis of four major Dutch and Indonesian novels.
Details of the book: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030410940
The Nordic Asia Podcast is a collaboration sharing expertise on Asia across the Nordic region, brought to you by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) based at the University of Copenhagen, along with our academic partners: the Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Turku, Asianettverket at the University of Oslo, and the Forum for Asian Studies at Stockholm University.
Duncan McCargo is an eclectic, internationalist political scientist and literature buff: his day job is directing the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies at the University of Copenhagen. Learn more here, here, here, and here.