My thesis examines Indonesian filmmakers' struggles in undermining the hegemonic ideal, bapakism. It focuses on the crucial years of 2000-2014. Profound socio-political and economic shifts had forced changes to Indonesia's official patterning of gender relations during the period. Consequently, the changes provoked a requestioning of what constituted ideal masculinity, as well as femininity in Indonesia. So far, inadequate scholarly attention has been paid to the workings of power and class...[Show more]
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