publication . Article . 2009

Religion, class and schooled sexuality among Minangkabau teenage girls

Lyn Parker;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2009 Journal: Bijdragen tot de Taal- (issn: 0006-2294, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BRILL
Abstract
This paper examines the meanings attached to sexuality and femininity by Minangkabau teenage girls in schools in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Schools in West Sumatra communicate a hegemonic, normative understanding of womanhood, and a moral consciousness of the female sexual body, to students. Different types of schools – academic, vocational and Islamic senior high schools – have a different ‘curriculum of the body’ (Lesko 1988) and differently discipline bodies and shape sexuality. School girls articulate their understanding of and practise their sexuality in ways that are characteristic of their class, gender and religiosity, mediated by their schools.
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free text keywords: Minangkabau, sexuality, religion, education, History of Oceania (South Seas), DU1-950, Languages and literature of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania, PL1-8844, Linguistics and Language, Social Sciences (miscellaneous), Cultural Studies, Language and Linguistics, Anthropology, Religiosity, Curriculum, Sexual revolution, Femininity, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Social control, Sociology, Islam, Human sexuality, Social order, Gender studies, Social psychology
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publication . Article . 2009

Religion, class and schooled sexuality among Minangkabau teenage girls

Lyn Parker;