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Tod Jones, Curtin University
In Culture, Power, and Authoritarianism in the Indonesian State, Tod Jones provides a critical history of cultural policy in one of the world’s most diverse nations across the tumultuous twentieth century.
G. Roger Knight
In Commodities and Colonial Production, G.Roger Knight provides an account of colonial Indonesia's world-class sugar industry from the 1880s through to the beginning of the Second World War.
Dave McRae, Lowy Institute for International Policy, Sydney
Nine years of violent conflict between Christians and Muslims in Poso from 1998-2007 elevated a previously little known district in eastern Indonesia to national and global prominence. Drawing on a decade of research, for the most part conducted while the conflict was ongoing, this book ...
Edwin de Jong
Making a Living between Crisis and Ceremonies offers an account on the practice of everyday life of the Torajan people both in the highlands of Tana Toraja (South Sulawesi, Indonesia) and elsewhere (Makassar, Jakarta, Maleisië).
Chiara Formichi, City University of Hong Kong
A testament to the relevance of historical research in understanding contemporary politics, Islam and the Making of the Nation guides the reader through the contingencies of the past that have led to the transformation of a nationalist leader into a 'separatist rebel' and a 'martyr', while at ...
Lydia Kieven, University of Frankfurt
This publication provides a new understanding of the religious function of the East Javanese temples. The study of the cap-figures and their symbolism yields an outstanding contribution to the uniqueness of Majapahit culture.
The art of storytelling, which has been popular for centuries in the forested Dairi district of North Sumatra, is usually considered an oral tradition.This book presents evidence that written versions of Dairi stories existed before there was contact with European culture.
Edited by Eldar Bråten, University of Bergen
Embedded Entrepreneurship examines the importance of cultural meaning in the creation and utilization of economic value. The authors demonstrate that micro-scale entrepreneurship in Insular Southeast Asia is culturally embedded, and suggest theoretical convergences between economic anthropology ...
Edited, translated and annotated by Peter Worsley, S. Supomo, Thomas Hunter, and Margaret Fletcher
In Mpu Monaguṇa's Sumanasāntaka, the authors offer an edited text and translation of Mpu Monaguṇa's early thirteenth century epic kakawin Sumanasāntaka along with extensive commentary on the history of the poem and its story in India, Java and Bali.
Hiroko Kawanami, Lancaster University
In Renunciation and Empowerment of Buddhist Nuns in Myanmar-Burma, Kawanami offers a detailed account of how Buddhist nuns build their monastic community through fostering scriptural education and engaging in religious activities devoted to the dissemination of the Buddha's teaching.
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