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Rural home-based self-employment

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Rural home-based self-employment
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evidence from Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
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Adda
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Harnida Wahyuni
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1975-
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Harnida Wahyuni Adda
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Rodgers
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Yana
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Yana Rodgers
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chair
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Balakrishnan
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Radhika
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Radhika Balakrishnan
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Goldstein
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Daniel
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Daniel Goldstein
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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theses
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2014
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2014-10
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2014
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eng
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This study explores how women in Central Sulawesi of Indonesia experience power and value transformations through self-employment. Based on the subjective experience of female fried onion producers and sarong weavers, this study suggests that the integration of women into home-based industries generate benefits beyond economic survival. Self-employment has led women’s work to be recognized as “real work” and it has increased women’s personal capabilities. This change has led self-employed women to position themselves as partners of their husbands, as their voices have become more acknowledged at work and in the home. This study indicates the existence of a new dimension of rural women, as they have become agents of social change by participating in micro self-employment. These women have developed self-awareness of their personal resources and have attempted to create a new role for themselves by challenging and transforming the patriarchal structure of their households. Through their initiative and commitment to developing their income-earning capacities, these women have gained more respect and authority that enable them to participate more outspokenly in their families’ affairs due to the improved power relations between their husbands and themselves. Through conducting in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, and participant observations, this study shows that the contributions of rural women through home-based self-employment goes beyond the individual and her family; owners provide job opportunities for other women, and the choice of producing fried onions and weaving sarongs helps to preserve the specialties of the local culture. Rural women’s contribution through self-employment is valued beyond the material entity that these women bring in to their households. They have made the commitment to endure the risks of small-scale home-based micro-businesses as a way to diversify their family’s source of income. They have thereby increased their visibility in their own homes and in society. By embracing their strengths through self-employment, rural women have been able to overcome the power barriers that used to impede their advancement in economic and social lives. By using the cultural influences as one of motivations to engage in ‘non-traditional’ work, these women are continuing to improve their capabilities in the face of persistent challenges.
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Women's and Gender Studies
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Self-employed women--Indonesia
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Sex role
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Rural women--Indonesia
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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1 online resource (xi, 224 p. : ill.)
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Ph.D.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Harinda Wahyuni Adda
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Graduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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doi:10.7282/T3M90731
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ETD doctoral
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Adda
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Harnida
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Wahyuni
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2014-06-17 15:23:39
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