Feb 24, 2019 Last Updated 4:13 AM, Feb 20, 2019

Reviews

Review: Independent Nation

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

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Perempuan Papua

Perempuan Papua

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

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Women and work

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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BitterSweet

BitterSweet

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

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Watching Balibo in Jakarta

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

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Review: Islam and nation

Review: Islam and nation

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

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A shadow falls

A shadow falls

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

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An unsolved puzzle

An unsolved puzzle

Review: A new book on Christianity in Indonesia fails to throw light on the startling prominence of women in the church in Minahasa

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Latest Articles

An inadvertent terrorist

Feb 19, 2019 - CAMERON SUMPTER & YUSLIKHA K WARDHANI

Source / Samuel Zeller on Unsplash

One man’s humdrum pathway into terrorism demonstrates the need for extra care in prisons and de-radicalisation programs

A kinder, more gentle FPI?

Feb 06, 2019 - MARK WOODWARD

Lubis described Yogya as a city beset by sin: alcohol, narcotics, free sex, prostitution, pornography and LGBT / Mark Woodward

The historically hardline defenders of Islam plan to enter the political mainstream by softening their rhetoric and abandoning hate speech

Review: Ricklefs on Islamisation

Feb 01, 2019 - RON WITTON

M.Timur/ Flickr Creative Commons

Reclaiming Indonesian citizenship

Jan 30, 2019 - DIEGO GARCIA RODRIGUEZ

Diega Garcia Rodriguez/ The pengibar bendera (flag raisers) group after hoisting the flag

A ‘waria’ version of the traditional flag ceremony celebrates both nationhood and diversity

Photo essay: A protest for fair land reform

Jan 20, 2019 - FRANS ARI PRASETYO

Source/ Frans Ari Prasetyo

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