Archipelago: A Journey Across Indonesia by Burnet, Ian
Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago nation, comprising over 17,000 islands. It is the most culturally diverse nation, containing an extraordinary melange of races, religions, languages, and cultures. In this book, author Ian Burnet takes a journey across the archipelago. He intertwines the history and geography, as well as the many races, languages, and cultures that make up a country whose motto is "Unity in Diversity." Traveling by bus, train, plane, and motorcycle, from Java to Timor, Burnet hops from island to island across the archipelago. He traces the history of the early Malay people and the influence of Indian religions of Hinduism and Buddhism. He discovers the heritage of the Indians, Chinese, and Arabs trading in spice and sandalwood and follows the rise of Islam. Burnet traces of the first Europeans to enter Asia - the early Portuguese and priests. Illustrated with photographs and historical maps, this book takes the reader on a personal journey through geographic space and historical time.
Trends In Southeast Asia 2016 #13: Is A New Entrepreneurial Generation Emerging In Indonesia? by Njoto-Feillard, Gwenael; Kathleen Azali
The main actors in Indonesia's business landscape have long been assumed to be the country's Chinese minority. However, in the last decade, there has been a more visible, growing culture of entrepreneurship amongst the pribumi or native Indonesians. Democratic reforms, decentralization and the deregulation of certain sectors of the economy, facilitated by new information technology, have enabled a new generation of entrepreneurs to emerge outside the traditional system of political patronage. New forms of networking are taking shape within local and national business associations, networking forums, and the marketing and business media. While civil servant positions are still highly sought after, the idea of entrepreneurship and business as careers is becoming more and more popular, especially among young Indonesians. The challenge that the Joko Widodo administration faces is to encourage this new social dynamic without falling into the trap of constructing artificial support programmes. These showed themselves to be counter-productive in the past.
Witch-Hunt And Conspiracy: The "Ninja Case" In East Java by Herriman, Nicholas
This book brings unique insight and prize-winning analysis to an extraordinary story - that of a witch-hunt and 'ninja' craze that swept a region of Java, Indonesia, in 1998. When neighbours, family members and friends believed that one among them was a sorcerer, this suspicion would sometimes culminate in the death of the suspect. Using first-hand accounts, Herriman provides these events with a detailed context and history and analyses their development in terms of the interplay of national institutions and local culture and dynamics.
Bali: Ancient Rites In The Digital Age by Ida Bagus Putra Adnyana (Photos); Diana Darling
Bali: Ancient Rites in the Digital Age is a personal portfolio of work by the photographer Ida Bagus Putra Adnyana-offering a close view of rituals that few people have seen, often in remote villages of the island. The Hindu Balinese rituals described by author Diana Darling cover rites of passage and the rituals of death as well as those devoted to the gods, to the lower spirits, and the initiation of priests. As a Balinese from a Brahmana priestly family, Adnyana brings an insider's knowledge of his subject, and he is often granted special access to rare ritual ceremonies. Thus, he is able to photograph with the greatest possible intimacy.
Trends In Southeast Asia 2016 #12: Understanding Jokowi's Foreign Policy by Weatherbee, Donald E.
The foreign policy issue in the 2014 Indonesian presidential election was the rejection by both candidates, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Prabowo Subianto, of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's high-profile globalism. Both promised instead a foreign policy directed to the real economic and social interests of the people. This raised concerns by Indonesia's international partners that its new foreign policy would be more nationalistic and inward looking. A year and a half into Jokowi's presidency, it is possible to make a preliminary assessment of the course of Jokowi's foreign policy in relation to the goals that Jokowi the candidate set forth for Jokowi the president.
Shaman Of Bali, The by Greet, John
Adam Milan washes up on the coast of Bali after being forced off a yacht at gunpoint by a psychotic captain. He is taken in by Anak, a Balinese hotel owner and healer. During his recuperation Adam is reported drowned by the media and he sees this as an opportunity for a fresh start in life. Assuming a new identity, Adam takes a job at Anak's hotel and gradually rebuilds his life while experiencing all that the Island of the Gods has to offer. Things take a sinister turn, however, when he becomes entangled in a world of drug dealers, and when a friend is arrested with ten kilos of cocaine Adam is forced to help him escape from Bali's notorious Kerobokan prison, or 'Hotel K'. Shaman of Bali offers a riveting insight into a world of drug smuggling, cockfighting, bribery and imprisonment, flavoured with shamanic rituals and Balinese mysticism. Based on the experiences of the author, this powerful crime thriller does for Bali what Shantaram did for Bombay.
Brief History Of Bali, A: Piracy, Slavery, Opium And Guns - The Story Of An Island Paradise by Hanna, Willard A.
This book tells the story of Bali, its rulers and its people, and their encounters with the Western world. A new introduction by Adrian Vickers, a professor of history at the University of Sydney, places the book into the context of the literature on Bali and the impact that the Western world and tourism are currently having on the island.
Renditions Of My Soul: The Story Of A Balinese Woman by Desak Yoni; Sarita Newson
A Balinese girl, whose childhood dreams turn into a nightmare in a foreign country, returns to her island home to rediscover herself, but her problems follow her and multiply. Fate holds her captive and she finds it hard to escape from the path she is on. While writing her diary, she returns to her childhood haunts, retracing her own fears of bad karma. Home on her island that everybody considers to be a paradise, she finds very little respite. She is reminded that bad karma is accepted as retribution for ill deeds.
Bones Of The Dark Moon by Lewis, Richard E.
During construction on an idyllic Bali seashore, workers uncover skeletons, victims of brutal mass murder. The discovery sets the village of Batu Gede astir. The life of Made "Nol" Ziro, a stalwart member of the community with a little gambling problem, is turned upside down. Could one of those skeletons be that of his schoolmaster father, who disappeared during the massacre of 1965?
Impact Of State Restructuring On Indonesia's Regional Economic Convergence, The by Adiwan Fahlan Aritenang
The creation of ASEAN Free Trade Area in 1992 and decentralization in 1999 mark the state restructuring in Indonesia. This book analyses the impact of state restructuring on regional economic development in Indonesia between 1993 and 2010. Regional economic analysis shows persistent and severe regional disparities throughout the period. Particularly, econometrics study found that decentralization has accelerated regional disparities whilst the AFTA effect is insignificant on regional economic growth.
Trends In Southeast Asia 2016 #05: The State Of Local Politics In Indonesia - Survey Evidence From Three Cities by Fossati, Diego
Decentralization reforms in Indonesia have empowered local government with substantial powers. Local politics therefore constitutes a privileged arena for the study of democratic consolidation in this country. This paper analyses a rich, original dataset with survey data from the cities of Medan in North Sumatra, Samarinda in East Kalimantan, and Surabaya in East Java. These three surveys, fielded shortly after the implementation of local direct elections on 9 December 2015, offer an unprecedented opportunity to learn about how various aspects of local politics are experienced by voters. Voters in Medan, Samarinda and Surabaya are rather similar in their evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of local government performance, in their experience of electoral campaigns, in how they account for voting choices and evaluate candidates. However, they also differ in their satisfaction with and trust in local institutions, and in their degree of political interest, participation, and knowledge. The paper concludes with a discussion of the relevance of the finding for our understanding of Indonesian politics.
Racial Science And Human Diversity In Colonial Indonesia by Sysling, Fenneke
Indonesia is home to diverse peoples who differ from one another in terms of physical appearance as well as social and cultural practices. The way such matters are understood is partly rooted in ideas developed by racial scientists working in the Netherlands Indies beginning in the late nineteenth century, who tried to develop systematic ways to define and identify distinctive races. Their work helped spread the idea that race had a scientific basis in anthropometry and craniology, and was central to people's identity, but their encounters in the archipelago also challenged their ideas about race. In this new monograph, Fenneke Sysling draws on published works and private papers to describe the way Dutch racial scientists tried to make sense of the human diversity in the Indonesian archipelago. The making of racial knowledge, it contends, cannot be explained solely in terms of internal European intellectual developments. It was 'on the ground' that ideas about race were made and unmade with a set of knowledge strategies that did not always combine well. Sysling describes how skulls were assembled through the colonial infrastructure, how measuring sessions were resisted, what role photography and plaster casting played in racial science and shows how these aspects of science in practice were entangled with the Dutch colonial Empire.
Furniture Salesman Who Became President, The (Graphic Novel) by Hammond, J. Casey (Trans.)
This is the true life story of "Jokowi" told in attractive graphic novel form. Rising from boyhood poverty in an urban kampung to adult success as a furniture exporter, Jokowi then entered politics during reformasi as a refereshingly honest candidate. His ascent has been meteoric: from mayor to governor to president - in less than 10 years! Filled with personal anecdotes, this charmingly illustrated book reveals the exemplary character of the first Indonesian to be elected president as an "outsider" to the traditional power and money elite.
Jalan Jalan: A Novel Of Indonesia by Stoner, Mike
Newbie is on the run. From England. From the past. From memories of his dead girlfriend, Laura. Indonesia is as good a place as any to reinvent himself-cheap beer, exotic landscapes, a beautiful Indonesian girlfriend, and a bunch of misfit mate all masquerading as English teachers. It will take a breakdown and an exorcism at the hands of an Indonesian shaman to make Newbie realize that the events of the past might not always be what they seem…
Balinese Painting And Sculpture From The Krzysztof Musial Collection by Vickers, Adrian
This beautifully photographed book of Balinese Painting and Sculpture is one of the most stunning collections of its type in the world. The Krzysztof Musial Collection is one clearly based on encounters with the island and its culture, and from that basis the collector has accumulated works that are both new and old, representative of the known history of Balinese art, but also of the most recent developments in the style of Bali.
Oil Palm Complex, The: Smallholders, Agribusiness And The State In Indonesia And Malaysia by Cramb, Rob; John F. Mccarthy (Ed.)
The oil palm industry has transformed rural livelihoods and landscapes across wide swathes of Southeast Asia, generating wealth along with economic, social, and environmental controversy. It analyses the regional political economy of oil palm, examining how the oil palm industry in Malaysia and Indonesia work as a complex, in which land, labour and capital are closely connected. It unpicks the dominant policy narratives, business strategies, models of land acquisition and labour-processes.
Electoral Dynamics In Indonesia: Money, Politics, Patronage And Clientelism At The Grassroots by Aspinall, Edward; Mada Sukmajati
How do politicians win elected office in democratic Indonesia? During the weeks leading to Indonesia's 2014 legislative election, a team of researchers fanned across the country to record campaign events, interview candidates and canvassers, and observe their interactions with voters. Electoral Dynamics in Indonesia presents the results. Through a series of ethnographic studies that span the country from Aceh in the far west to Papua in the east, the book provides unprecedented insight into grassroots electioneering, Indonesian style.
Catastrophe & Regeneration In Indonesia's Peatlands: Ecology, Economy & Society by Kosuke Mizuno, Motoko S. Fujita & Shuichi Kawai
The serious degradation of the vast peatlands of Indonesia since the 1990s is the proximate cause of the haze that endangers public health in Indonesian Sumatra and Borneo, and also in neighbouring Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Moreover peatlands that have been drained and cleared for plantations are a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. This new book explains the degradation of peat soils and outlines a potential course of action to deal with the catastrophe looming over the region. This book argues that regeneration is possible through a new policy of people's forestry that includes reforestation and rewetting peat soils.
Lost Guides: Bali - A Unique, Stylish And Offbeat Travel Guide To Bali by Chittenden, Anna
From Secret beaches, boutique retreats, gorgeous villas, cool cafes, foodie favourites, surf spots, traditional artisans - here's your guide to the best of Bali. What: An A5, full colour 144 page soft cover book filled with tried and tested travel recommendations for Bali, illustrated with original photography. Where: Focusing on five happening neighbourhoods - Bukit Peninsula, Seminyak, Canggu, Ubud and Nusa Lembongan, the book contains highly curated recommendations for the stylish nomad gathered from extensive experience and a network of locals in the know including chefs, fashion designers, architects, surfers and photographers.
Sri Owen's Indonesian Food by Sri Owen
This is the most comprehensive account of this ancient, exotic and varied cuisine ever published. Sri Owen, the world's leading authority, provides over 100 mouthwatering recipes, from staples and basics to food for festivals and special occasions. All recipes have fascinating introductions which place them in their regional and cultural settings and are easy to follow. Painstakingly researched, and complemented by the superb photography of Gus Filgate, this book captures all aspects of this diverse culinary culture.