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In Indonesia, light skin color has been desirable throughout recorded history. Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race explores Indonesia’s changing beauty ideals and traces them to a number of influences: first to ninth-century India and some of the oldest surviving Indonesian literary works; then, a thousand years later, to the impact of Dutch colonialism and the wartime occupation ...more
Hardcover, 173 pages
Published March 31st 2013 by University of Hawaii Press (first published February 28th 2013)
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Dr. L. Ayu Saraswati is an award-winning author, award-winning teacher, engaging speaker, innovative consultant, and an associate professor and graduate director of women’s studies at the University of Hawai`i. Prior to her current position, she was an assistant professor in women’s studies at the University of Kansas, and a postdoctoral fellow in women’s studies at Emory University. She received ...more
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