The Indonesia Reader

History, Culture, Politics
Author: Tineke Hellwig,Eric Tagliacozzo
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822392275
Category: Travel
Page: 488
View: 5514
Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, encompassing nearly eighteen thousand islands. The fourth-most populous nation in the world, it has a larger Muslim population than any other. The Indonesia Reader is a unique introduction to this extraordinary country. Assembled for the traveler, student, and expert alike, the Reader includes more than 150 selections: journalists’ articles, explorers’ chronicles, photographs, poetry, stories, cartoons, drawings, letters, speeches, and more. Many pieces are by Indonesians; some are translated into English for the first time. All have introductions by the volume’s editors. Well-known figures such as Indonesia’s acclaimed novelist Pramoedya Ananta Toer and the American anthropologist Clifford Geertz are featured alongside other artists and scholars, as well as politicians, revolutionaries, colonists, scientists, and activists. Organized chronologically, the volume addresses early Indonesian civilizations; contact with traders from India, China, and the Arab Middle East; and the European colonization of Indonesia, which culminated in centuries of Dutch rule. Selections offer insight into Japan’s occupation (1942–45), the establishment of an independent Indonesia, and the post-independence era, from Sukarno’s presidency (1945–67), through Suharto’s dictatorial regime (1967–98), to the present Reformasi period. Themes of resistance and activism recur: in a book excerpt decrying the exploitation of Java’s natural wealth by the Dutch; in the writing of Raden Ajeng Kartini (1879–1904), a Javanese princess considered the icon of Indonesian feminism; in a 1978 statement from East Timor objecting to annexation by Indonesia; and in an essay by the founder of Indonesia’s first gay activist group. From fifth-century Sanskrit inscriptions in stone to selections related to the 2002 Bali bombings and the 2004 tsunami, The Indonesia Reader conveys the long history and the cultural, ethnic, and ecological diversity of this far-flung archipelago nation.

The Colombia Reader

History, Culture, Politics
Author: Ann Farnsworth-Alvear,Marco Palacios,Ana María Gómez López
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822373866
Category: History
Page: 648
View: 2638
Containing over one hundred selections—most of them published in English for the first time—The Colombia Reader presents a rich and multilayered account of this complex nation from the colonial era to the present. The collection includes journalistic reports, songs, artwork, poetry, oral histories, government documents, and scholarship to illustrate the changing ways Colombians from all walks of life have made and understood their own history. Comprehensive in scope, it covers regional differences; religion, art, and culture; the urban/rural divide; patterns of racial, economic, and gender inequalities; the history of violence; and the transnational flows that have shaped the nation. The Colombia Reader expands readers' knowledge of Colombia beyond its reputation for violence, contrasting experiences of conflict with the stability and significance of cultural, intellectual, and economic life in this plural nation.

The Chile Reader

History, Culture, Politics
Author: Elizabeth Quay Hutchison,Thomas Miller Klubock,Nara B. Milanich,Peter Winn
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822395835
Category: History
Page: 648
View: 5871
The Chile Reader makes available a rich variety of documents spanning more than five hundred years of Chilean history. Most of the selections are by Chileans; many have never before appeared in English. The history of Chile is rendered from diverse perspectives, including those of Mapuche Indians and Spanish colonists, peasants and aristocrats, feminists and military strongmen, entrepreneurs and workers, and priests and poets. Among the many selections are interviews, travel diaries, letters, diplomatic cables, cartoons, photographs, and song lyrics. Texts and images, each introduced by the editors, provide insights into the ways that Chile's unique geography has shaped its national identity, the country's unusually violent colonial history, and the stable but autocratic republic that emerged after independence from Spain. They shed light on Chile's role in the world economy, the social impact of economic modernization, and the enduring problems of deep inequality. The Reader also covers Chile's bold experiments with reform and revolution, its subsequent descent into one of Latin America's most ruthless Cold War dictatorships, and its much-admired transition to democracy and a market economy in the years since dictatorship.

The Ghana Reader

History, Culture, Politics
Author: Kwasi Konadu,Clifford C. Campbell
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 082237496X
Category: Travel
Page: 528
View: 801
Covering 500 years of Ghana's history, The Ghana Reader provides a multitude of historical, political, and cultural perspectives on this iconic African nation. Whether discussing the Asante kingdom and the Gold Coast's importance to European commerce and transatlantic slaving, Ghana's brief period under British colonial rule, or the emergence of its modern democracy, the volume's eighty selections emphasize Ghana's enormous symbolic and pragmatic value to global relations. They also demonstrate that the path to fully understanding Ghana requires acknowledging its ethnic and cultural diversity and listening to its population's varied voices. Readers will encounter selections written by everyone from farmers, traders, and the clergy to intellectuals, politicians, musicians, and foreign travelers. With sources including historical documents, poems, treaties, articles, and fiction, The Ghana Reader conveys the multiple and intersecting histories of Ghana's development as a nation, its key contribution to the formation of the African diaspora, and its increasingly important role in the economy and politics of the twenty-first century.

The Bangladesh Reader

History, Culture, Politics
Author: Meghna Guhathakurta,Willem van Schendel
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822353180
Category: History
Page: 550
View: 4961
Packed with images, first-person accounts, short stories, historical documents, speeches, treaties, essays, poems, and songs, this Reader is an unprecedented introduction to the historical, cultural, and political permutations that have created contemporary Bangladesh.

Indonesian Politics and Society

A Reader
Author: David Bourchier,Vedi R. Hadiz,Vedi Hadiz
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415237505
Category: History
Page: 326
View: 9004
Indonesia has been undergoing tumultuous changes recently due to ethnic strife, military intervention and serious domestic political problems. This book presents a rich and textured picture of the development of Indonesian politics and society since 1965. Based upon access to an exhaustive selection of primary source material, this study offers a detailed overview of Indonesian politics and society from 1965 to the dramatic events that have driven change during the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Southeast Asian Cultures in Perspective

Author: Nardo Don
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1612286046
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
View: 6869
Southeast Asian Cultures in Perspective is an in-depth look at the different regional cultures of Southeast Asia with an emphasis on current culture. The young reader is presented with an overview of a variety of regional cultures that developed historically and analyzes how the cultural history shapes the Southeast Asian region's current culture. The book is written in a lively and interesting style, and contains the Southeast Asian region's languages, foods, music/dance, art/literature, religions, holidays, lifestyle, and most importantly contemporary culture in the country today. The book has been developed to address many of the Common Core specific goals, higher level thinking skills, and progressive learning strategies from informational texts for middle grade and junior high level students.


A Global Studies Handbook
Author: Florence Lamoureux
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576079139
Category: History
Page: 251
View: 6659
Describes Indonesia's history, geography, economics, institutions, and society.

Routledge Handbook of Regionalism & Federalism

Author: John Loughlin,John Kincaid,Wilfried Swenden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136727698
Category: Political Science
Page: 640
View: 4351
Almost all states are either federal or regionalized in some sense. It is difficult to find a state that is entirely unitary and the Routledge Handbook of Regionalism and Federalism necessarily takes in almost the entire world. Both federalism and regionalism have been subjects of a vast academic literature mainly from political science but sometimes also from history, economics, and geography. This cutting edge examination seeks to evaluate the two types of state organization from the perspective of political science producing a work that is analytical rather than simply descriptive. The Handbook presents some of the latest theoretical reflections on regionalism and federalism and then moves on to discuss cases of both regionalism and federalism in key countries chosen from the world’s macro-regions. Assembling this wide range of case studies allows the book to present a general picture of current trends in territorial governance. The final chapters then examine failed federations such as Czechoslovakia and examples of transnational regionalism - the EU, NAFTA and the African Union. Covering evolving forms of federalism and regionalism in all parts of the world and featuring a comprehensive range of case studies by leading international scholars this work will be an essential reference source for all students and scholars of international politics, comparative politics and international relations.

Women, the Recited Qur’an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia

Author: Anne Rasmussen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520947428
Category: Music
Page: 336
View: 3948
Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Contemporary Indonesia takes readers to the heart of religious musical praxis in Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population in the world. Anne K. Rasmussen explores a rich public soundscape, where women recite the divine texts of the Qur'an, and where an extraordinary diversity of Arab-influenced Islamic musical styles and genres, also performed by women, flourishes. Based on unique and revealing ethnographic research beginning at the end of Suharto's "New Order" and continuing into the era of "Reformation," the book considers the powerful role of music in the expression of religious nationalism. In particular, it focuses on musical style, women's roles, and the ideological and aesthetic issues raised by the Indonesian style of recitation.

The Indonesian Presidency

The Shift from Personal Toward Constitutional Rule
Author: Angus McIntyre
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742538273
Category: History
Page: 303
View: 2941
"This important study elevates the personalities of Sukarno and Soeharto into key explanatory factors for the character of their "Guided Democracy" and "New Order" regimes, respectively. The broad shift since 1998 from personal to constitutional rule has its personal counterpoint in the relationship between Megawati and her father, which makes this unique blend of history and biography a powerful tool for understanding the Indonesian presidency."--Jacket.

Islam in the Indonesian World

An Account of Institutional Formation
Author: Azyumardi Azra
Publisher: Mizan Pustaka
ISBN: 9794334308
Category: Islam
Page: 341
View: 7626
The early history of Islam in Indonesian world is bewilderingly complex, not only in the context of the spread of Islam in the area, but also in the terms of its institutional formation. This book, therefore, discusses such themes as the early introduction of Islam to the Indonesian archipelago, the development of Islamic learning, educational, and legal institutions. Not least important, the book also reveals the religious, intellectual and political relations between Islam in the archipelago with that of the Arabian world “Professor Azyumardi Azra is a brilliant authority in Islam in Indonesia. No one interested in Indonesian Islam can afford to be without this book.” —Professor Dr. M.C. Ricklefs Department of History National University of Singapore Author of acclaimed book, A History of Modern Indonesia since c. 1200 (third edition, 2002) “This well researched book should be a required reading for anyone who would like to comprehend the dynamic of Islam in Indonesian and in Southeast asia as a whole.” —Professor DR. Taufik Abdullah Sejarahwan and member of Akademi Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (AIPI) [Mizan, Pustaka, Religion, Islam, Refrention]

Mining Law and Regulatory Practice in Indonesia

A Primary Reference Source
Author: William A. Sullivan,Christian Teo Purwono & Partners
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111861321X
Category: Law
Page: 320
View: 8358
The first and only English-language reference to the laws and regulations of the booming Indonesian mining sector As the growing Indonesian mining industry attracts new investment from foreign mining companies, those companies are faced with the daunting challenge of unraveling the hugely confusing and complex plethora of local laws and regulations that govern the industry. Until now, there has been no comprehensive English-language guide to Indonesia's mining laws that western companies could turn to for reliable guidance and advice. This detailed reference fills that gap for the mining companies, advisors, and consultants who must navigate this confusing and growing web of regulation on a daily basis. The only English-language reference on the subject of Indonesian mining law A valuable guide for anyone in the mining industry currently doing business or intending to do business in Indonesia Written by a highly regarded legal expert with deep experience in the Indonesian mining industry Combines all the relevant regulations in one comprehensive guide Ideal for professionals in the mining industry, as well as academics, government institutions, policy makers, and industry associations, Mining Law & Regulatory Practice in Indonesia is the perfect guide for an underserved market.

Indonesia Beyond Suharto

Polity, Economy, Society, Transition
Author: Donald K. Emmerson
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9781563248894
Category: History
Page: 395
View: 7854
Surveys in detail the most significant problems now facing Indonesia, raises vital issues for further investigation, and analyzes the results of the 1999 election.

Transforming the Indonesian Uplands

Marginality, Power and Production
Author: Tania Li
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9057024004
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 319
View: 3786
Drawing upon current theoretical debates in social anthropology, development studies and political ecology, and presenting original research from across the Archipelago, this book addresses the changing histories and identities of upland people as they relate in new ways to the natural resource base, to markets and to the state. It is an engaged study, which fills important analytical gaps and addresses real-world concerns, exploring the uplands as components of national and global systems of meaning, power, and production. It offers a significant re-assessment of concepts, processes, histories, relationships and discourses, many of which are not unique to either the uplands or Indonesia, making the book essential and compelling reading for both scholars and practitioners.

Power and Political Culture in Suharto's Indonesia

The Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI) and Decline of the New Order (1986-98)
Author: Stefan Eklof
Publisher: NIAS Press
ISBN: 9788791114502
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 9773
This work provides a fresh understanding of politics under the New Order and is influence on the systems of power and political relations in today's Indonesia.

Women and Malay Voices

Undercurrent Murmurings in Indonesia's Colonial Past
Author: Tineke Hellwig
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781433116568
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 204
View: 4660
<I>Women and Malay Voices examines Malay literature by Chinese <I>peranakan authors in the Dutch East Indies between 1915 and 1940. The narratives, some of them based on sensational murder trials reported in the news, offer insights into women's lives and experiences and glimpses of female agency. With its primary focus on Malay texts and Asian women, this book offers a unique opportunity to hear subaltern voices and understand the lives of colonized women in new ways. Using feminist and postcolonial theories, this study juxtaposes the Malay texts with Dutch fiction and newspaper accounts to gain insight into how gender, race, and class are represented and what ideologies marked power relations in Dutch East Indies society.

Political Thinking of the Indonesian Chinese, 1900-1995

A Sourcebook
Author: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Publisher: NUS Press
ISBN: 9789971692018
Category: Political Science
Page: 265
View: 5549
"This sourcebook aims to introduce to English readers the political thinking of the Chinese minority in Indonesia spanning almost a century from 1900-1995." "Comprising the writings, speeches, letters, memoirs, etc. of Indonesian Chinese leaders or individuals who have been significant in the development of Chinese minority thinking in Indonesia, translated from peranakan Malay, Indonesian, Chinese or Dutch, this volume presents the voices of eminent Indonesian Chinese and thus serves as a useful resource for students of Indonesian or ethnic studies."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Tales from Djakarta

Caricatures of Circumstances and Their Human Beings
Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer,Benedict Richard O'Gorman Anderson
Publisher: SEAP Publications
ISBN: 9780877277262
Category: Fiction
Page: 145
View: 3592
A translation of short stories by the well-known Indonesian author, Pramoedya Ananta Toer. Written in the 1950s, these stories are intensely regional in flavor and modern in approach. This collection includes such works as "Stranded Fish," "Creatures Behind Houses," and the great "Ketjapi."