Directory of Southeast Asian Studies Scholars

Compiled by: Camila Costadoni (April 1,2015 – edited April 20,2015). The following list is a compilation of various scholars of Southeast Asian Studies who are located in different countries. These scholars address a range of topics in their research such as gender, sexuality, religious identity, political behavior, and human rights. They also represent diverse academic…


Annotated Bibliography: Feminism & Feminist Theory

Compiled by: Camila Costadoni (March 24, 2015) ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY – Feminism, Feminist Theory, Women, Religion, and Political Behavior The following bibliography is comprised of sources based on the overarching theme of “gender discrimination” in Southeast Asia with a particular focus on Indonesia. The themes that are mostly touched upon are based on two different foci: “feminism and feminist…


Understanding the Discipline: A Look at Human Rights, Women’s, Gender, and Asian Studies

By: Camila Costadoni  To better understand a specific department or the direction a certain field is taking it is essential to research the resources that have been provided by the field itself. Following the example set forth by the research presented on Indonesia Inquiry, locating various centers structured around Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, and Human…


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. (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…

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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”: “Bahasa Indonesia” – Background Information: “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: UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME – INDONESIA: U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT – INDONESIA: THE WORLD BANK: Pasar Keputran Surabaya 7 October 2009 Sakurai Midori Image Source: