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Construction of Individual Women as Iconic Representatives: Overview: Southeast Asia
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Iconic representation in island Southeast Asian cultures

The premodern, pre-Islamic cultures of modern Indonesian and Malaysia transmitted norms and values through didactic narratives in prose and verse forms. The didactic nature of the narratives, which were both ora…

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Hooker, Virginia, “Construction of Individual Women as Iconic Representatives: Overview: Southeast Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0649>
First published online: 2010



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