Aug 09, 2022 Last Updated 8:00 AM, Aug 9, 2022

Society

Good intentions, mixed realities

Bali’s World Heritage listing has put its rice-farming culture under stress 

The pattern of a batik revival

How UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage program transformed the batik neighbourhood of Laweyan

Shifting sands

Archeology and public participation in Indonesian heritage management

'Kampoeng Cyber'

Yogyakarta’s little internet community, Taman Sari

Religious conflict and heritage management in Banten Lama

An ongoing struggle to control a historic Mosque disrupts a heritage region

Cultural heritage: The politics of pictures of Indonesia

When visitors take pictures of Indonesia, they tend to photograph Indonesia’s cultural heritage.  These pictures share certain qualities. They seem harmonious and to be of activities or places that have remained the same for generations or centuries. They also often exclude people or represent them as bound by history and relics of a past era

A dispensable threat

LGBT rights and recognition have been under attack in the Indonesian media, for various reasons

The Earth Dance

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They say I'm not a Muslim

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Transboundary haze 

A regional problem with a regional cause  

Beyond categorisation

An Indonesian transsexual movement faces challenges from within, as well as from without

‘No more money for our needles’

HIV prevention programs lack financial support, with serious consequences

Punkrock and global protest culture

An environmental movement is generating new forms of resistance by fusing traditional and contemporary Balinese art with social media

If I were Australia/ Kalau aku Australia

Poems across the Indonesian-Australian divide

A room of one’s own

Mobile libraries and writers clubs reveal a rich reading and writing culture among Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong

A feminist trajectory of literary influences

A writer pays homage to the women writers and intellectuals who paved the way for others

Review: Sites, Bodies and Stories

History and heritage in the Indonesian imagination

Review: Women, Sexual Violence and the Indonesian Killings of 1965-66

Pohlman’s study provides sensitive and powerful testimony of the impact of this violence on women and girls

Urban Christian aspirations

A new interdenominational Christian movement is gaining momentum in urban centres

Marriage denied

Refugees, asylum seekers and stateless migrants face significant barriers to marrying their Indonesian partners

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