Jul 02, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Youth Culture

Why size matters

Young men in Papua reassert their manhood through penis enlargement

Nova Ruth: stages of collaboration

A singer for all seasons at ease with many musical repertoires and traditions

Hip hop with attitude

Rappers express their music in a Javanese way in Yogyakarta

Battle of the bands

The influence of music videos in the 2014 electoral campaign

Maukah saya menjadi petani?

Para pemuda yang tinggal di desa berbasis pertanian menjelaskan keraguan dan aspirasi mereka tentang masa depan di bidang pertanian

When sexuality meets faith

The Youth Interfaith Forum on Sexuality links faith and sexuality to encourage participation in the fight against discrimination

T-shirt cosmopolitanism

Popular forms of writing in public reveal the richness of Balinese revitalisation

New aromas

'Fragrant literature' is giving way to a diversity of literary voices and identities

Boosting youth entrepreneurship in creative industries

Campaigns to promote creative industries promise new avenues of entrepreneurship for creative youth, but real career options remain uncertain 

Would I like to be a farmer?

Rural youth in rice-growing villages explain their doubts and aspirations about a future in agriculture

Making their way

Indonesia needs to create better pathways from school to work

Negotiating access

Entering a competitive work environment, young men in Cilegon find their ambitions for employment hampered

Underemployed ambitions

Struggling in their transition from education to work, educated young people in rural Flores are often both dependent on and critical of local social support networks

Aspiring to become a civil servant

Trying to secure a government job, educated youth in Pontianak are rethinking the meaning of work and middle class success

Youth employment prospects and aspirations

Young Indonesians display considerable resourcefulness in coping with difficult pathways into work, but more comprehensive policies are needed to improve their job prospects

A woman’s place

Educated urban youth continue to express gendered work–family expectations

The paradox of virtual youth politics

Social media promotes political engagement among youth, but at the expense of accurate information and real-world political effects

Review: Surabaya-style football fandom

Junaedi gives a rare insight into Indonesia's football culture

More than a fatal attraction

Outsiders see arak consumption as a highly dangerous activity, but arak plays an important role in Balinese society

Art and the city

Indonesian artists are using new media to rethink urban space

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