This book presents a wide-ranging overview of the position of women in Timor-Leste, 15 years after the country secured its independence. It considers the role of women in Timor-Leste's history, explores their role in the present day economy and politics, and discusses their contribution to culture and society. The contested meaning of gender itself is investigated in the contemporary culture of this new society. It applies a wide range of different feminist theories and approaches, and concludes with a discussion of what new directions gender studies in Timor-Leste might take.
Sara Niner is a Lecturer and Researcher in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University, Australia
Release date Australia
December 21st, 2017
Edited by Sara Niner
Country of Publication
1 Line drawings, black and white; 4 Halftones, black and white; 2 Tables, black and white; 5 Illustrations, black and white