Sexual methaphors in the change from Sukarno's old order to Suharto's new order in Indonesia

Saskia Wieringa

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Abstract

After the 1 October 1965 coup in Indonesia a massacre followed in which probably a million leftist people were murdered. The Communist party was destroyed and President Sukarno was replaced by General Suharto. The massacre was preceded by a campaign of slander against the Communist women's organization Gerwani, organized by the military. This paper analyses the campaign and suggests that it was set up to associate communism with sexual perversion and to pave the way for rule of the military as the virile saviours of the
nation.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Haag
PublisherInternational Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1996
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

SeriesISS working papers. General series
Number233
ISSN0921-0210

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  • ISS Working Paper-General Series

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