Indonesia is a semi-annual journal devoted to the timely study of Indonesia's culture, history, government, economy, and society. It features original scholarly articles, interviews, translations, and book reviews. Published since April 1966, the journal provides area scholars and interested readers with contemporary analyses of Indonesia and an extensive archive of research pertaining to the nation and region. The journal is published by Cornell University's Southeast Asia Program.

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Volume 72

Publication Date: October 2001

Editorial Note, Indonesia, volume 72, (October 2001)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, volume 72, (October 2001)

Oliver W. Wolters

Stanley J O'Connor; 1-8

The Indonesian Military's Last Years in East Timor: An Analysis of its Secret Documents

Samuel Moore; 9-44

Communal Violence in Poso, Central Sulawesi: Where People Eat Fish and Fish Eat People

Lorraine V. Aragon; 45-80

Grounds of Conflict, Idioms of Harmony: Custom, Religion, and Nationalism in Violence Avoidance at the Lindu Plain, Central Sulawesi

Greg Acciaioli; 81-114

From Irian Jaya to Papua: The Limits of Primordialism in Indonesia's Troubled East

Octavianus Mote and Danilyn Rutherford; 115-140

Tribal Battle in a Remote Island: Crisis and Violence in Sumba (Eastern Indonesia)

Jacqueline A.C. Vel; 141-158

Shadow Boxing: Indonesian Writers and the Ramayana in the New Order

Marshall Clark; 159-188

Review Essay

The Mission of Cultural Creation

Lorraine V. Aragon; 189-196


Review of Civil Islam: Muslims and Democratization in Indonesia

Thomas Gibson; 197-204

Review of A Country in Despair: Indonesia betwee 1997 and 2000

Douglas Kammen; 205-206

Contributors, Indonesia, volume 72, (October 2001)