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 91

Publication Date: April 2011

Front Cover and Title Page, Indonesia, Volume 91 (April 2011)

Editors' Note, Indonesia, Volume 91 (April 2011)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, Volume 91 (April 2011)

Titik Api: Harry Roesli, Music, and Politics in Bandung, Indonesia

Adam D. Tyson; 1-34

Betawi Moderen: Songs and Films of Benyamin S from Jakarta in the 1970s—Further Dimensions of Indonesian Popular

David Hanan and Basoeki Koesasi; 35-76

The Music of Bedhaya Anduk: A Lost Treasure Rediscovered

Noriko Ishida; 77-104

Ulama Hill

Benedict R. O’G. Anderson; 105-112

The Free Aceh Elections? The 2009 Legislative Contests in Aceh

Shane Joshua Barter; 113-130

Stalin and the New Program for the Communist Party of Indonesia, with an introduction by Ruth T. McVey

Larisa M. Efimova; 131-164

The Perfect Policeman: Colonial Policing, Modernity and Conscience on Sumatra’s West Coast in the early 1930s

Marieke Bloembergen; 165-193

Review Essay

Islam in the Indonesia Tradition

Robert Hefner; 193-202


Review of Dangdut Stories: A Social and Musical History of Indonesia’s Most Popular Music

R. Anderson Sutton; 203-206

Review of Erotic Triangles: Sundanese Dance and Masculinity in West Java

Christina Sunardi; 207-210

Review of Islamism and Democracy in Indonesia: Piety and Pragmatism

Michael Buehler; 211-214

Review of Islamism in Indonesia: Politics in the Emerging Democracy

Julie Chernov Hwang; 215-216

Review of Problems of Democratisation in Indonesia: Elections, Institutions, and Society

Peni Hanggarini; 217-222

Review of The Appearances of Memory: Mnemonic Practices of Architecture and Urban Form in Indonesia

Howard Federspiel; 223-226

Review of The Orang Suku Laut of Riau, Indonesia: The Inalienable Gift of Territory

Timo Kaartinen; 227-230

Review of The Encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War: In cooperation with the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation

I Ketut Ardhana; 231-236

Contributors, Indonesia, Volume 91 (April 2011)