Dec 07, 2021 Last Updated 12:15 AM, Dec 1, 2021

Society

Reinforcing gendered roles in lockdown abroad

The experiences of Indonesian migrant mothers in NZ’s pandemic reveal that the ideals of Ibuism endure

Reshaping masculine cultures of terrorism

Former members of terror networks are focussing on masculinity’s role in encouraging violent extremism in Indonesia

Countering the information void to beat COVID-19

In the absence of reliable government information, citizens are stepping up to share local stories on COVID-19 and keep each other informed about the state of the pandemic

COVID-19 denial in Indonesia

Mixed messaging from government about COVID-19 has left rumours and competing narratives to fill the information void, fuelling mistrust

Endless stigma of HIV and COVID-19

HIV-related stigma and is making access to healthcare during the pandemic difficult

Exhibited as losers

A new artwork holds up a mirror to physical anthropology and its baseless racial categorisations

Beauty and belonging in West Papua

Papuan waria draw on foreign ideals of beauty in their quest for a sense of belonging in their local communities

Beauty and cosmopolitan whiteness

Indonesians' present-day notions of beauty are embedded in a long and complex relationship between skin colour and race

Expatriates, privilege and racism

As privileged migrants, do expats encounter racism?

Racism and poverty myths in Tanah Papua

Racist explanations hide policies and structures that contribute to poverty among Papuans

Bhinneka Tunggal Ika?

Reality often falls short of expectations

Kartini in her own words

An essential resource for Indonesian history scholars and students, Kartini's works are now available by open access

Sugar taxes save lives

Indonesia lags behind many countries in taxing high sugar drinks

An urgent mental health challenge

The demand for support for children with ASD is growing, but a lack of data and research means services remain woefully inadequate

‘We take care of our own’

COVID-19 has amplified existing societal fissures and exposed the alarming fragility of the lives of Indonesian transwomen who work as drag performers

Why so serious?

Netizens’ responses to the banning of a popular slang word raise questions about the moral character of public communication

Essay: Seeking solace in the midst of COVID-19

Book clubs and creative communities have headed online where they provide Jakartans with vital connections and solace during the pandemic

Essay: Our Home Together?

Bandung School of Peace is leading the fight against intolerance in West Java

Culture vs consent

Distrust in doctors’ decision making around c-sections is a key cause of Papuans’ avoidance of hospitals

Women rising

Women in East Kalimantan join male-dominated ‘ormas’ to empower themselves and their community

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Reinforcing gendered roles in lockdown abroad

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The experiences of Indonesian migrant mothers in NZ’s pandemic reveal that the ideals of Ibuism endure

The isolation poems by Putu Oka Sukanta

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Poems by Putu Oka Sukanta were translated by Vannessa Hearman and Kiernan Box with commentary written by Vannessa Hearman based on her interview with the poet.

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