Ethnic Identities and Erasure; Chinese Indonesians in Public Culture

The New Order regime cannot possibly want the Assimilation Programme that it co-sponsors to attain its declared aims. Achieving these aims must instead be forever deferred. To dissolve Chinese identities in an effective programme of “assimilation” means to give up the division of labour by race, upon which the status quo depends so much.

Heryanto, Ariel (1998) “Ethnic Identities and Erasure; Chinese Indonesians in Public Culture” in Southeast Asian Identities; Culture and the Politics of Representation in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand, Joel S. Kahn (ed.), Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, pp. 95-114.

keywords: Chinese, class, erasure, ethnicity, identity, Indonesian, othering, public culture

INDONESIA; Towards the Final Countdown?

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Heryanto, Ariel (1997) “INDONESIA; Towards the Final Countdown?” in Southeast Asian Affairs 1997, Daljit Singh (ed.), Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, pp. 107-126.

keywords: hegemony, ICMI, Megawati Sukarnoputri, New Order, opposition, PDI, PRD

Indonesian Middle-class Opposition in the 1990s

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Heryanto, Ariel (1996) “Indonesian Middle-class Opposition in the 1990s”, in Political Oppositions in Industrialising Asia, Garry Rodan (ed.), London and New York: Routledge, pp. 241-271.

keywords: bans, labour, legitimacy, media, middle class, New Order, opposition, scandal

State Ideology and Civil Discourse

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Heryanto, Ariel (1990) “State Ideology and Civil Discourse”, in A. Budiman (ed.) State
and Civil Society in Indonesia, Clayton (Victoria): Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, Monash University, pp. 289-300.

keywords: civil, discourse, ideology, legitimacy, New Order, opposition, state, Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX

Then There were Languages: Bahasa Indonesia was One Among Many

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Heryanto, Ariel (2006) “Then There were Languages: Bahasa Indonesia was One Among Many” in Disinventing and Reconstituting Languages, Sinfree Makoni and Alastair Pennycook (eds), Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, pp.42-61.

keywords: bahasa, commodification, developmentalism, industrialization, language, modern, nation, standardization, traditional, vernacular


Can There Be Southeast Asians in Southeast Asian Studies?

It is Southeast Asia’s middle-class intelligentsia that pose a thorny situation for some Southeast Asianists outside Southeast Asia. They cannot be totally silenced and made mere objects of analysis, for they are neither purely ‘one of us’ (Southeast Asianists in Western centers of Southeast Asian studies) and subjected to the pressure of Western academic ethics, traditions, and industry, nor are they completely separable and distinguishable from ‘us.’

Heryanto, Ariel (2007) ”Can There Be Southeast Asians in Southeast Asian Studies?”, in L.J. Sears (ed.) Knowing Southeast Asian Subjects, Seattle: University of Washington Press, pp. 75-108.

keywords: agency, difference, mother tongue, national, orientalism, positions, representation, Southeast Asians, Southeast Asian Studies

Industrialized Media in Democratizing Indonesia

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This chapter discusses why for a long time the idea of journalists as industrial employees has been denied or misrecognized by many and often opposing camps; and why such recognition has now become practically unavoidable. It also briefly examines a similar and related phenomenon with reference to other urban sections of the middle-class intelligentsia in today’s turbulent Indonesia.

Heryanto, Ariel and Adi, Stanley Y. (2002) “Industrialized Media in Democratizing Indonesia”, in Media Fortunes, Changing Times – ASEAN States in Transition, Russell Hiang-Khng Heng (ed.), Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, pp. 47-82.

keywords: democratization, Indonesia, industrialization, internet, Jakarta-Jakarta, labour, literacy, media, post-colonial, Tempo

Challenges to Authoritarianism in Indonesia and Malaysia

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Heryanto, Ariel and Mandal, Sumit K. (2003) “Challenges to Authoritarianism in Indonesia and Malaysia”, in Challenging Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia; Comparing Indonesia and Malaysia, A. Heryanto and S.K. Mandal (eds), London: RoutledgeCurzon, pp. 1-23.

keywords: authoritarianism, democratization, Indonesia, Malaysia, othering, Reformasi