JTPP Vol. 1, No. 1 (January 2019) Article # 5


Explores the complex conflictual themes and relational dynamics exposed by human’s ongoing late capitalist environmental degradation


The Batak Toba Women: Why Radical Rightful Resistance?

Maria Kardashevskaya (A PhD Candidate in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Manitoba, Canada)

With the ethnographic field data from the research conducted in a number of villages of North Sumatra in Indonesia, this article contributes to greater knowledge about radical rightful resistance from the perspectives of women.

The author specifically focuses on the stories of 11 women from the villages of Pandumaan and Sipituhuta, Humbang Hasundutan regency, North Sumatra province, Indonesia showing as to how women choose to participate, become leaders, or supporters of resistance in their region with a view to protecting and reclaiming indigenous communities’ lands.

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