The Politics of the Periphery in Indonesia

Social and Geographical Perspectives

Edited by John H. Walker, Glenn Banks, and Minako Sakai

The Politics of the Periphery in Indonesia

Edited by John H. Walker, Glenn Banks, and Minako Sakai

Distributed for National University of Singapore Press

360 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9789971694791 Published January 2009 For sale in North and South America and China only
The Politics of the Periphery in Indonesia is a thought-provoking examination of local politics and the dynamics of power at Indonesia's geographic and social margins. After the fall of Suharto in 1998 and the introduction of a policy of decentralization in 2001, local stakeholders secured and consolidated decision-making power, and set about negotiating new relations with Jakarta. The volume deals with power struggles and local-national tensions, looking among other things at resource control, the historical roots of regional identity politics, and issues relating to Chinese-Indonesians.

The authors develop information in ways that transcend the post-colonial territorial boundaries of Indonesia in the Malay-Indonesian archipelago, and use case studies to show how the changes described have galvanized Indonesian politics at the cultural and geographical peripheries.
Contents
List of Tables, Figure and Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Contributors
Introduction: The Place of the Periphery
Minako Sakai, Glenn Banks and J.H. Walker
1. State, Region and the Politics of Recognition: Towards Cosmopolitan Models of Political Integration
Joel S. Kahn
2. Patrimonialism and Feudalism in the Sejarah Melayu (Raffles MS 18)
J.H. Walker
3. Creating a New Centre in the Periphery of Indonesia: Sumatran Malay Identity Politics
Minako Sakai
4. Indonesia, Aceh and the Modern Nation-State
Anthony Reid
5. Problems of Integration: West Sumatra’s Place in Indonesia
Audrey R. Kahin
6. Beyond Economic Imperatives: Resources, Identity and Conflict in the Asia-Pacific
Glenn Banks
7. Social Identity and Access to Natural Resources: Ethnicity and Regionalism from a Maritime Perspective
Dedi S. Adhuri
8. Violence and the Construction of Identity: Conflict between the Dayak and Madurese in Kalimantan, Indonesia
Mary Hawkins
9. National Legitimacy through a Regional Prism: Local Pilgrimage and Indonesia’s Javanese Presidents
George Quinn
10. Papuan Nationalism: Christianity and Ethnicity
Richard Chauvel
11. Indonesian Adat Communities: Promises and Challenges of Democracy and Globalisation
Leena Avonius
12. Chinese Indonesian Identities: Challenging Homogenising Discourses
Charles A. Coppel
13. “More Indonesian than the Indonesians”: A Chinese-Indonesian Identity
David Reeve
14. Indonesian Identity after the Dictatorship: Imagining Chineseness in Recent Literature and Film
Paul Tickell
Bibliography
Index
 
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