Sexualised Bodies, Public Mutilation, and Torture at the Beginning of Indonesia's New oRder Regime (1965-1966). In Sanford, V, Stefatos, K. & Salvi, C. M. (Eds.), Gender Violence in Peace and War: States of Complicity.

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Pohlman, A.

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2016

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Continuum of Violence

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English

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Pohlman, A. (2016) Sexualised Bodies, Public Mutilation, and Torture at the Beginning of Indonesia's New oRder Regime (1965-1966). In Sanford, V, Stefatos, K. & Salvi, C. M. (Eds.), Gender Violence in Peace and War: States of Complicity (pp. 116-130). New Brunswick, New Jersey; London: Rutgers University Press.

This chapter argues that the violence of public mutilations and the violence of interrogations, especially in the case of Indonesia, are both gendered in intent and methods. Through the testimonies of survivors of the mass violence by the Indonesian military, the author explores violence imparted on the hundreds of thousands that were killed and/or tortured. These recounts of their time in the detention centre highlighted the sexualization of violence, and how sexual organs and identities of both men and women were attacked.