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Hegemony and Class Construction of Women Citizenship in Aceh Post-Conflict

Hegemony and Class Construction of Women Citizenship in Aceh Post-Conflict


Rizki Amalia Affiat


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Social recovery in Aceh post-conflict has been uneven. While communities proven to have self-mechanism in coping the trauma, it is difficult to say that women in particular have already achieve the condition they need to fully establish as an equal citizen. Women do not only suffer most from the leftovers of conflict, but nowadays they are also confined to the discourse of culture, history, and sharia. The quest for Acehnese identity reaffirms the reconstruction of the three discourses into political sphere, and it has become problematic. Women are often targeted in the abuses implementation of the so-called sharia and customary law that seemed to blunder with practices of community violence. However, there hasn’t been any significant critical movement from the women groups and civil society. This is due to internal fragmentation and external labeling of being ‘western’, ‘liberal’, and ‘secular’ by the mainstream community and those in power. This paper argues that women citizenship is singled into a certain social class under the hegemony of culture, history, and sharia discourses constructed by the authorities. It has a prevalent impact in both social political representation and presentation where women are considered subordinate. Drawn from thoughts of Laclau and Mouffe, the author tries to search ways for Acehnese women social transformation through dismantling the established discourses, making it open to various perspective and contemporary reality. This is not to degrade the moral values in its basic sense, but broaden its paradigm  to equality, thus create a significant social recovery for women that will affect the community at large

 



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