National Library of Australia

The National Library building is closed temporarily until further notice, in line with ACT Government COVID-19 health restrictions.
Find out more

You must be logged in to Tag Records
Christianity, colonization, and gender relations in North Sumatra : a patrilineal society in flux / by Sita T. van Bemmelen
Bib ID 7544117
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Bemmelen, Sita van, author
 
Description Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018] 
xv, 574 pages : illustrations, maps, photographs, portriats ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 9789004345744 (hardback)
Invalid ISBN 9789004345751 (e-book)
Series

Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ; 309.

Summary

"Offers an account of changes in Toba Batak society (Sumatra, Indonesia) under the influence of Christianity and Dutch colonial rule (1861-1942). Sita van Bemmelen's research focuses on customs and customary law related to the life cycle and gender relations. The book's first part is a historical ethnography, describing society as it existed at the onset of colonial rule. The second part zooms in on the negotiations between the Toba Batak elite, the missionaries of the German Rhenish Mission and colonial administrators about the marriage customs. Each contestant had an evolving view on desirable modernity. Christianity and colonial rule changed the way the Toba Batak reproduced their patrilineal kinship system. This affected gender relations permanently"--

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Toba-Batak (Indonesian people) -- History.  |  Toba-Batak (Indonesian people) -- Kinship.  |  Kinship -- Indonesia -- Tapanuli Utara -- History.  |  Christianity and culture -- Indonesia -- Tapanuli Utara -- History.  |  Sex role -- Indonesia -- Tapanuli Utara -- History.  |  Marriage -- Indonesia -- Tapanuli Utara -- History.  |  Ethnology -- Indonesia -- Tapanuli Utara.

Online

    In the Library

    Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

    Details Collect From
    S 919.1 KON v. 309
    Copy: S hbk
    Main Reading Room - Most pre 2005 held offsite

    Order a copy

    - Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

    Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
    close Can I borrow items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close What can I get online?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.