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 86

Publication Date: October 2008

Front Cover and Title Page, Indonesia, Volume 86 (October 2008)

Editors, Indonesia, Volume 86 (October 2008)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, Volume 86 (October 2008)

Notes of a Trip through Aceh, December 2007

James T. Siegel, Joshua Barker and Arief Djati; 1-54

Graffiti in the Toilet, introduced and translated by Benedict R. ÓGO. Anderson

Eka Kurniawan; 55-61

Instrumentalizing Pressures, Reinventing Mission: Indonesian Navy Battles for Turf in the Age of Reformasi

Jun Honna; 63-80

Contesting Power in Indonesia’s Resource-Rich Regions in the Era of Decentralization: New Strategy for Central Control over the Regions

Akiko Morishita; 81-108

Jawara in Power, 1999–2007

Okamoto Masaaki and Abdul Hamid; 109-138


Islam in Indonesia, post-Suharto: the Struggle for the Sunni Center: Review Essay

Robert W. Hefner; 139-160

Review of Histories of the Borneo Environment: Economic, Political and Social Dimensions of Change and Continuity

Jay B. Crain; 161-164

Review of From Rebellion to Riots: Collective Violence on Indonesian

Dave McRae; 165-170

Review of Verguisd en vergeten: Tan Malaka, de linkse beweging en de Indonesische Revolutie, 1945–1949 (Reviled and Forgotten. Tan Malaka, the Leftist Movement, and the Indonesian Revolution, 1945–1949)

Ruth McVey; 171-174

Review of Aceh, Indonesia: Securing the Insecure State

Marcus Mietzner; 175-178

Review of Tourism, Culture, and Development: Hopes, Dreams, and Realities in East Indonesia

Elizabeth Morrell; 179-180

Review of Bali; An Open Fortress 1995–2005: Regional Autonomy, Electoral Democracy and Entrenched Identities

Lene Pedersen; 181-182

Review of The Archives of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and the Local Institutions in Batavia (Jakarta)

Robert Van Niel; 183-186

Review of Being “Dutch” in the Indies: A History of Creolisation and Empire, 1500–1920 and De Geschiedenis van Indische Nederlanders

Paul W. van der Veur; 187-190

Contributors, Indonesia, Volume 86 (October 2008)