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 39

Publication Date: April 1985

Editorial Note, Indonesia, volume 39, (April 1985)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, volume 39, (April 1985)

The Agroecological Mythology of the Javanese and the Political Economy of Indonesia

Michael R. Dove; 1-36

The Deconstruction of Thick Description: Changing Portrayals of Bali in the Writing of Clifford Geertz

Stephen L. Eyre; 37-51

Metallurgy and Immortality at Caṇḍi Sukuh, Central Java

Stanley J. O'Connor; 53-70

The Rise of a Middle Class and the Changing Concept of Equity in Indonesia: An Interpretation

H. W. Dick; 71-92

Forest Clearing and Pepper Farming by Bugis Migrants in East Kalimantan: Antecedents and Impact

Andrew P. Vayda and Ahmad Sahur; 93-110

Villagers and the Exemplary Center in Java

Ward Keeler; 111-140

Slavery, Bondage and Dependency in Southeast Asia: A Review

James Scott; 141-144

In Memoriam: Adam Malik (1917 -- 1984)

Ruth T. McVey; 145-148

In Memoriam: Adam Malik

A. M. Hanafi; 149-157

Contributors, Indonesia, volume 39, (April 1985)