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 63

Publication Date: April 1997

Editorial Note, Indonesia, volume 63, (April 1997)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, volume 63, (April 1997)

Policing the Phantom Underground

Takashi Shiraishi; 1-46

A Torn Soul: The Dutch Public Discussion on the Colonial Past in 1995

Vincent J. H. Houben; 47-66

Wiring the Warung to Global Gateways: The Internet in Indonesia

David T. Hill and Krishna Sen; 67-90

The Indonesian Military in the Mid-1990s: Political Maneuvering or Structural Change?

The Editors; 91-106

Marriageable Age: Political Debates on Early Marriage in Twentieth-Century Indonesia

Susan Blackburn and Sharon Bessell; 107-142

Indonesia's 1989 Religious Judicature Act: Islamization of Indonesia or Indonesianization of Islam

Mark Cammack; 143-168

Review Essays

The Life in Gendhing: Current Approaches to Javanese Gamelan

Michael Tenzer; 169-186

Dark Play: Notes on a Balinese Massacre

John. T. Sidel; 187-194


Review of Shadows of Empire: Colonial Discourse and Javanese Tales

Patricia B. Henry; 195-200

Review of The Village Concept in the Transformation of Rural Southeast Asia: Studies from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand

Hjorleifur Jonsson; 201-204

Review of Central Pillars of the House: Sisters, Wives, and Mothers in a Rural Community in Minangkabau, West Sumatra

Jeffrey Hadler; 205-207

Contributors, Indonesia, volume 63, (April 1997)