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

Reviews

Review: At the scene of the crime

Essays, reflections and poetry on East Timor, 1999-2010

Review: Khadir Supartini’s 'Journey'

A bold young painter signals new direction in Indonesian fine art

Review: Power politics

Jeffrey Winters’ Oligarchy is an epic work of comparative political insight but has little that is new to add to the study of Indonesia’s politics

Review: Martial mayhem

This silat film breaks the mold

Review: Journey to womanhood

Eva Nourma’s novel provides us with a glimpse into the everyday lives of the Sasak community from Lombok – a group often overlooked in Indonesian literature

Review: The ‘man question’ in Indonesian film and literature

Marshall Clark examines how masculinity is imagined in contemporary Indonesia

Review: Men and masculinities

A new book sheds light on the little studied field of male heterosexuality in Southeast Asia

Review: A view from below

An important documentary film sharpens our focus on the lives of Jakarta’s urban poor

Review: Clashing interpretations

A new book warns against a simplistic understanding of religion, something that its editor feels the Western media does much too often

Review: Surviving and resisting in Timor-Leste

Conway presents a collection of oral histories that brings to the forefront the role of women in the resistance movement

Review: A complicated life

Jemma Purdey reveals the inner torment behind the charisma, generosity and enigma of the public man that was Herb Feith

Review: Picturing Indonesian modernity

Karen Strassler shows how modern photographic practices played a role in the making of national subjects in postcolonial Java

Review: Analysing Indonesian politics after the New Order

Two recent edited collections on Indonesian politics assess its democratic merits

Review: Elite perceptions and Indonesia’s foreign policy

Daniel Novotny attempts to expose the ‘inside’ story on Indonesian foreign policy-making

Review: Falling into the Lesbi world

Blackwood gives insight into a little-understood group in Indonesian society

Review: Surviving against the odds

Ann Dunham’s study of village life reveals a deep understanding of Indonesia

Review: Becoming Dutch, staying Indo

Van Leeuwen’s book considers the struggles and ironies surrounding Indies heritage in Holland, as the outcome of an absurd colonial history

Review: Indonesian post-colonial theatre

Evan Winet’s study of teater reveals a rich and ethnically diverse history

Review: My Friend the Fanatic

Dhume’s efforts to understand Islam in Indonesia are coloured by his own anxieties

Review: Muslims in Southeast Asia

This new collection of essays details the ever-changing relationships between Muslims in Southeast Asia, their nations and the Middle East

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