Jan 30, 2023 Last Updated 12:03 AM, Jan 26, 2023

Reviews

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

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

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