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

Reviews

Review: Modern family

Leila S. Chudori’s latest novel raises poignant questions about family, home and belonging

Review: Remembering everyday life

A film opens a window into an extraordinary documentary film and sound archive of contemporary Indonesia

Review: The Lapindo Titanic

When the law betrays, literature must speak

Review: Independent Nation

A new book sees Australia’s engagement with the Indonesian struggle for independence as a turning point in the history of its own nationhood

Review: Colonial Jakarta remembered

Mrazek’s collection of oral histories evoke a by-gone age

Review: How genocide was avoided in East Timor

Robinson’s analysis and insight into the period surrounding the independence ballot makes for authoritative and gripping reading

Review: From soil to God

Chris Wilson bares the dynamics of conflict behind the violence in North Maluku

Perempuan Papua

Review: Petrus Tegeke presents a detailed account of the position of women in West Papua

Who’s to blame for Papua’s tragedy?

Review: Dutch decision in 1949 had huge consequences

Review: Bali’s silent crisis

A new book seeks to understand the contradictions and challenges facing contemporary Balinese

Review: The politics of the periphery

This edited volume is not just another book on local politics

Review: Telling a new story of the Indonesian past

Stephen Druce’s new book unveils the Ajattappareng kingdoms of South Sulawesi

Review: Social Science and Power in Indonesia

Social Science and Power in Indonesia is a detailed account of the current state of the social sciences both within and outside academic circles

Review: Workers and intellectuals

Michele Ford presents a soul-searching study of the Indonesian labour movement and the intellectuals who have supported it

Women and work

Review: Written in an accessible style and admirably free of jargon, Women and Work in Indonesia is a valuable resource for understanding how work shapes the identities and lived experiences of specific sets of women in Indonesia

BitterSweet

Review: Stuart Pearson’s new book offers a rare glimpse into the life of a Chinese Indonesian family

Listening to Papuan voices

Writing the history of the Act of Free Choice was a controversial endeavour

Watching Balibo in Jakarta

Packed screenings of the controversial film about the deaths of five Australian journalists in East Timor continue, despite an official ban

Review: Islam and nation

Review: Edward Aspinall’s ambitious study of the Acehnese rebellion provides valuable insights into this complex conflict

A shadow falls

Review: Andrew Beatty’s new book tells the story of his experiences in a Banyuwangi village

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