Jun 28, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Society

City of traps

People with disabilities are being left behind by Jakarta’s massive infrastructure developments

A showcase of harmony

Celebrating Indonesia’s birthday with the Mandarin choirs of Jakarta

Sectarianism, culture and politics

An emerging conservative Muslim coalition is a force to be reckoned with in Indonesian politics

Review: Identity and pleasure, on screen

Identity and Pleasure: The Politics of Indonesian Screen Culture invites us to embark on a visual journey of difficult episodes in Indonesian history

Mining – who benefits?

Mining law changes in decentralising Indonesia raises new challenges and opportunities for local communities

Stories from Sulawesi

The 2009 mining law and the community benefit in Sulawesi

Has resource extraction reduced poverty? 

The benefits of more concentrated natural resources are less likely to be spread

Mining and equitable development

Mining dominates East Luwu GDP but development of agriculture underpins equitable development

Small-scale mining in Central Kalimantan

After reformasi, Kereng Pangi, Kalimantan became the site of a gold rush

Mining the land, mining people

Irrespective of location or commodity, peasants now compete with multinational mining companies on the mineral-rich tracts of Indonesia

Multiplier effects on the Bombana goldfields

Benefits ripple outwards but local government struggles to regulate the process

The extractive industries in East Nusa Tenggara

As a number of communities in East Nusa Tenggara reject mining, tourism as a resistance strategy can be equally exploitative

Church-based resistance to mining in Manggarai

Resistance is a way of defending local people’s rights in dealing with mining policy

Mining mercury in an Indonesian periphery

Improved market chain monitoring and recognition of sociocultural dynamics are important for central mercury control

Community mining in West Timor

Small-scale manganese mining supports livelihood diversity

Footy, culture and finding community

Indonesians are bonding more deeply with Melbourne, through football and the Krakatoas

The Floating School

A mobile school in South Sulawesi offers new horizons to young islanders

Encountering Indonesia at AsiaTOPA (Part 2)

Reflections on contemporary Indonesia and Australia-Indonesia relations at the AsiaTOPA festival

From mother to citizen

The New Order actively promoted citizenship of a particular kind for women

Indonesia’s diaspora citizens

After decades of neglect, Indonesia’s diaspora demands more rights

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