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 83

Publication Date: April 2007

Editorial Note, Indonesia, Volume 83, (April 2007)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, Volume 83, (April 2007)

An Introduction to Two Stories by Linda Christanty: "The Flying Horse of Maria Pinto" and "The Fourth Grave"

Doreen Lee; 1-4

Kuda Terbang Maria Pinto (The Flying Horse of Maria Pinto)

Linda Christanty; 5-10

Makam Keempat (The Fourth Grave)

Linda Christanty; 11-16

Reading Ayu Utami: Notes toward a Study of Trauma and the Archive in Indonesia

Laurie J. Sears; 17-40

Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Interstitial Female Subjectivity in between Colonialism and Patriachy: Women in Pramoedya Ananta Toer's Buru Tetralogy

Razif Bahari

Criminal Justice and Communal Conflict: A Case Study of the Trial of Fabianus Tibo, Dominggus da Silva, and Marinus Riwu

Dave McRae

The Dirty Work of Empire: Modern Policing and Public Order in Surabaya, 1911--1919

Marieke Bloembergen


Review of The Political Economy of Java's Northeast Coast, c. 1740--1800: Elite Synergy and Java's Northeast Coast 1740--1840: A Study in Colonial Encroachment and Dominance

Mary Somers Heidhues; 151-156

Review of The Indonesian Presidency: The Shift from Personal toward Constitutional Rule and The Story of Tempo, and Independent Magazine in Soeharto's Indonesia

Dirk Tomsa; 157-164

Review of Indonesia's War over Aceh, Last Stand on Mecca's Porch

Leena Avonis; 165-168

Review of They Say I'm a Monkey

Ramon Guillermo; 169-170

Review of The Sukarno File, 1965--1967: Chronology of a Defeat

Damien Kingsbury; 171-174

Review of Opposing Suharto: Compromise, Resistance, and Regime Change in Indonesia

R. William Liddle; 175-180

Review of A Lifelong Passion -- P. J. Veth (1814--1895) and the Dutch East Indies

Henk Maier; 181-184

Review of Komedie Stamboel: Popular Theater in Colonial Indonesia, 1891--1903

Jan Mrázek; 185-188

In Memoriam, Clifford Geertz (1926--2006): An Appreciation

Shelly Errington; 189-199

Contributors, Indonesia, Volume 83, (April 2007)