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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 "A Meaningful Freedom" : Women, Work and the Promise of Modernity in a Reading of the Letters of Raden Adjeng Kartini (java) Alongside Miles Franklin's My Brilliant Career (Australia)
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'Raden Adjeng Kartini (1879-1904) and Stella Miles Franklin (1879-1954) were contemporaries. They were born in 1879-Kartini in Java in what was then the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia) and Miles Franklin in the Monaro region of New South Wales, Australia. They did not share a common language-I doubt they ever even heard of each other-but at the end of the nineteenth century they both blazed a path of resistance against the expectations of their respective societies that they would marry, have a family, and live lives dependent upon a husband. Although just twentyone at the turn of the century, both dreamed of a career and the social and economic freedom to make meaningful life choices on their own terms. Both saw leaving their homelands as offering the possibility of making their dreams a reality.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Hecate vol. 41 no. 1-2 2015 10277840 2015 periodical issue 2015 pg. 18-36
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