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 88

Publication Date: October 2009

Front Cover and Title Page, Indonesia, Volume 88 (October 2009)

Editors' Note, Indonesia, Volume 88 (October 2009)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, Volume 88 (October 2009)

Soeharto and the Japanese occupation

David Jenkins; 1-103

Another look at the Jakarta Charter controversy of 1945

R.E. Elson; 105-130

Democracy and patrimonial politics in local Indonesia

Nankyung Choi; 131-164

Review Essay

Review essay: ”Discovering” Islamic law. Arskal Salim, Challenging the secular state: The Islamization of law in modern Indonesia and R. Michael Feener, Muslim legal thought in modern Indonesia

Mark E. Cammack; 165-173

Review essay: Modern cacophonies. Jeremy Wallach, Modern noise, fluid genres: popular music in Indonesia, 1997–2001 and Emma Baulch, Making scenes: reggae, punk, and death metal in 1990s Bali

Brent Luvaas; 175-183


Review of Gender pluralism: Southeast Asia since early modern times

Jane Monnig Atkinson; 185-189

Review of My friend the fanatic: travels with a radical Islamist

Howard Federspiel; 191-192

Review of The Indonesia reader: history, culture, politics

Jean Gelman Taylor; 193-196

Review of Sufism and the “modern“ in Islam

Robert W. Hefner; 197-198

Review of Of self and injustice: autobiography and repression in modern Indonesia

Scott Schlossberg; 199-201

Contributors, Indonesia, Volume 88 (October 2009)

Indonesia and excellence in research for Australia, Volume 88 (October 2009)

Southeast Asia Program publications, Indonesia, Volume 88 (October 2009)