Three profiles of working women of post-independence war in the “Suka-Duka” rubric of Sunday morning magazine in 1945-1959

Subekti, Arif and Asmawati, Rika Inggit (2023) Three profiles of working women of post-independence war in the “Suka-Duka” rubric of Sunday morning magazine in 1945-1959. Presented at The International Conference on History, Social Sciences, and Education (ICHSE), 11 Sep 2021, Malang.

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The narrative of Indonesian women in 1945–1959 is still vague and incomplete. That certain period was identified with masculinity which was reflected in the preparation period, the youth revolution, the armed forces, and the treaties. While, the 1950s were closely related to decolonization, elections, and rebellions. Whereas, post-war anxiety was not only limited to prominent themes and conceived masculinity but also other aspects such as marginal and feminine groups. This article aims to describe the lives of three working women in Java as examples of post-war anxiety. These women’s profiles in the non-formal sector can illustrate the construction of the media at that time, declaring that these women were fighters for sustainable life after the war. This study employed the information derived from the Sunday Morning magazine in 1945– 1959. From the discussion, the drawn conclusion is that the media promoted the construction of the working women narrative after the war. The women narrated not only became the breadwinner of their family but also of their country.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Keywords: history; working women; post-war
Subjects: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2102 Curatorial and Related Studies > 210201 Archival, Repository and Related Studies
Divisions: Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teaching Training > Department of Social Science Education
Depositing User: Rika Inggit Asmawati
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2023 14:59


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