Decolonising Indonesia, Past and Present

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In the pursuit of an “authentically Indonesian” nation-state, for decades Indonesians have denied the civil rights of fellow citizens for allegedly being less authentically Indonesian. A key to the longstanding efficacy of such exclusionary ethno-nationalism is the failure to recognise the trans-national solidarity that helped give birth to independent Indonesia.

Ariel Heryanto (2018) Decolonising Indonesia, Past and Present, Asian Studies Review, 42 (4): 607-625, DOI: 10.1080/10357823.2018.1516733

keywords Cold War, colonial, ethnonationalism, identity, Indonesia, Indonesia Calling, Left, trans-national

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Born in Indonesia. Worked in Indonesia (1980-1995), Singapore (1996-1999), and Australia (2000-2020).

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