Persoalan Perempuan Pribumi di Hindia tahun 1930-an dalam Eens op Java en Sumatra (1948) karya Mary Pos

Shabrina Meidy Aghnia, R. Achmad Sunjayadi

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This paper discusses the indigenous women of the Netherlands Indies in the late 1930s on travelogue entitled Eens op Java en Sumatra (1948) by Mary Pos, Dutch woman writer and journalist. In her book, Mary Pos discusses the lives of women in the Indies, especially indigenous women. In contrast to the previous work of female Dutch travelogue writers who a little, even rarely write about women, in particular, indigenous women, Post write down the problems faced by indigenous women. By applying historical research methods and using articles from newspapers as complementary information, this study analyzes the problems of indigenous women and its causes. In this Mary Pos’ travelogue found various problems of indigenous women such as lack of awareness of education, heavy workloads with low salaries, divorce and polygamy in a marriage, to trafficking of women and children.
Original languageIndonesian
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational Young Scholars Symposium of Humanities and Arts 2017 - ID, Depok, Indonesia
Duration: 1 Jan 2017 → …


ConferenceInternational Young Scholars Symposium of Humanities and Arts 2017
Period1/01/17 → …
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  • travelogue, Mary Pos, indigenous women, Netherlands Indies.

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