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Volume 64

Publication Date: October 1997

Editorial Note, Indonesia, volume 64, (October 1997)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, volume 64, (October 1997)

My Cell Mate

Pramoedya Ananta Toer; 1-8

Revolutionary Stink and the Extension of the Tongue of the People: The Political Languages of Pramoedya Ananta Toer and Sukarno. Commentary on "My Cell Mate"

James T. Siegel; 9-20

Beholding a Landmark of Guilt: Pramoedya in the Early 1960s and the Current Regime

Ben Abel; 21-28

Peranakan Chinese Speech and Identity

John U. Wolff; 29-44

Languages of Gender and Neurosis in the Indonesian Struggle for Independence, 1945-1949

Frances Gouda; 45-76

Print Islam: Mass Media and Ideological Rivalries among Indonesian Muslims

Robert W. Hefner; 77-104

Making Waves: Private Radio and Local Identities in Indonesia

Jennifer Lindsay; 105-124

Indonesian into Japanese: An Interview with Noriaki Oshikawa

Shinji Yamashita and James T. Siegel; 125-138

Review Essay

What Lies Behind the Veils of Semu? Review of Writing the Past, Inscribing the Future: History as Prophecy in Colonial Java

Tony Day; 139-148


Review of Sea Hunters of Indonesia: Fishers and Weavers of Lamalera

Danilyn Rutherford; 149-152

The Nobel Lecture given by The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1996

Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo; 153-160

The Nobel Lecture given by The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1996

José Ramos-Horta; 161-175

Contributors, Indonesia, volume 64, (October 1997)