Bibliography: Current Events for Political Participation

Compiled by Regina Salinas (November 15, 2014) Indonesian Elections Kapoor, Kanupriya. Reuters. 2014. “Indonesian President Yudhoyono Backs Direct Election of District Leaders.” September 15. http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/09/15/indonesia-politics-idINKBN0HA14T20140915 (accessed September 14, 2014). Indonesia’s outgoing president has spoken out in favor of retaining direct elections for governors and mayors, saying democratic reforms had to be protected. Indonesia’s parliament has…

Annotated Bibliography: Women and LGBTQ

Compiled by Regina Salinas (November 7, 2014) Aisyah, Siti, and Lyn Parker. 2014. “Problematic Conjugations: Women’s Agency, Marriage and Domestic Violence in Indonesia.” Asian Studies Review 38 (June): 205-223. (October 15, 2014). This paper examines women’s experience of domestic violence within marriage in Makassar, South Sulawesi. It analyses the meaning of marriage for men and…

Annotated Bibliography: Elections

Compiled by Regina Salinas (November 1, 2014) “Direct Presidential Elections for Indonesia.” Far Eastern Economic Review 165 (August): 10. (September 21, 2014). Indonesia’s top legislative body, the People’s Consultative Assembly, or MPR, agreed to introduce direct presidential elections in the next national poll, due in 2004. The new system would introduce an electoral process that…

Annotated Bibliography: Protest

Compiled by Regina Salinas (October 29, 2014) Aspinall, Edward. 2005 “Indonesia: Moral Force Politics and the Struggle against Authoritarianism.” In Student Activism in Asia: Between Protest and Powerlessness. eds. Meredith Leigh Weiss and Edward Aspinall. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 153-180. The chapter argues that student activistism in Indonesia has been intimately linked to…

Annotated Bibliography: Public Opinion

Compiled by Regina Salinas (October 5, 2014) Benny, Guido. 2011. “The Indonesian Nationalism and Perceived Threats of Neighbouring Countries: Public Opinion toward the ASEAN Community.” International Journal on Social Science, Economics and Art 2 (January): 38-44. (October 5, 2014). Inspired by the European regionalism, ten ASEAN countries commenced their aspiration for ASEAN Community which is…

Bahasa Indonesia – The National Language of Indonesia

Here are resources related to the history and contemporary uses of Bahasa Indonesia. If you have additional recommendations or corrections, please let us know in the comments section below. Thank you / terima kasih! Links from around the Web “Bahasa Indonesia”: http://donh.best.vwh.net/Languages/burg.html “Bahasa Indonesia” – Background Information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_language “Bahasa Indonesia: The Indonesian Language”: http://ipll.manoa.hawaii.edu/indonesian/about/bahasa-indonesia-the-indonesian-language/ “Bahasa…

Development Data

Here is a starter list for development data on Indonesia. Additional suggestions are very much welcomed. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK: http://developmentasia.org UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME – INDONESIA: http://www.undp.or.id/ U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT – INDONESIA: http://indonesia.usaid.gov/en/home THE WORLD BANK: http://data.worldbank.org/country/indonesia Pasar Keputran Surabaya 7 October 2009 Sakurai Midori Image Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pasar_Keputran_Surabaya.JPG    

On the importance of shoes

Here are some quick background notes for this YouTube highlight: Title – “A Unique Approach to Rehab in Indonesia: Junkie Shoes” Location – Bogor, Indonesia YouTube Description – Published on Dec 7, 2012 “We traveled to Indonesia to buy sandals made by former drug addicts. The shoes, called “junkies,” are a part of a program…

December 2012 – Poem of the Month

NOT SO AIMLESS By Maraya Sjah, Indonesia Some moments take forever, Some last only awhile, And yet some just slip by like a whisper from the breeze, But everything that happens is not so aimless, If looked through every perspective there is, Just like the wandering bard, For he too has a reason for wandering…

Transgender Issues

Here is a “starter list” for research resources related to transgender identities and specifically waria in Indonesia. Please add suggestions and comments in the box after this post. Thank you / terima kasih! Books: Boellstorff, Tom. 2004. “Playing back the nation: Waria, Indonesia transvestites.” Cultural Anthropology 19 (May): 159-195. Boelstorff, Tom. 2005. The gay archipelago:…