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The Memorykeepers: Gendered Knowledges, Empires, and Indonesian American History (Gendering the Trans-Pacific World #4) (Hardcover)
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Dorothy Fujita-Rony's The Memorykeepers: Gendered Knowledges, Empires, and Indonesian American History examines the importance of women's memorykeeping for two Toba Batak women whose twentieth-century histories span Indonesia and the United States, H.L.Tobing and Minar T. Rony. This book addresses the meanings of family stories and artifacts within a gendered and interimperial context, and demonstrates how these knowledges can produce alternate cartographies of memory and belonging within the diaspora. It thus explores how women's memorykeeping forges integrative possibility, not only physically across islands, oceans, and continents, but also temporally, across decades, empires, and generations. Thirty-five years in the making, The Memorykeepers is the first book on Indonesian Americans written within the fields of US history, American Studies, and Asian American Studies.
About the Author
Dorothy B. Fujita-Rony is an Associate Professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at University of California, Irvine. She received her Ph.D. (1995) from Yale University in the Department of American Studies.