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 92

Publication Date: October 2011

Front Cover and Title Page, Indonesia, Volume 92 (October 2011)

Editors' Note, Indonesia, Volume 92 (October 2011)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, Volume 92 (October 2011)

No Turkish Delight: The Impasse of Islamic Party Politics in Indonesia

Vedi R. Hadiz; 1-18

Remembering and Forgetting Indonesia’s Madiun Affair: Personal Narratives, Political Transitions, and Historiography, 1948–2008

Akiko Sugiyama; 19-42

“Either One is a Fascist or One is Not”: The Indies’ National–Socialist Movement, The Imperial Dream, and Mussert’s Colonial Milch Cow

Tessel Pollmann; 43-58

“The Single Most Astonishing Fact of Human Geography”: Indonesia’s Far West Colony

Ann Kumar; 59-96

Protecting the Dragon: Dutch Attempts at Limiting Access to Komodo Lizards in the 1920s and 1930s

Timothy P. Barnard; 97-124

Spaces of Exclusion, Walls of Intimacy: Rethinking “Chinese Exclusivity” in Indonesia

Tsai Yen-ling; 125-156

Women and Modernity: Reading the Femme Fatale in Early Twentieth-Century Indies Novels

Elizabeth Chandra; 157-182

In Memoriam: Jamie Mackie (1924–2011)

David Jenkins; 183-190

Review Essay

Review of Women, the Recited Qur’an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia

Christina Sunardi; 191-294


Review of Understanding Islam in Indonesia: Politics and Diversity

Nancy J. Smith-Hefner; 195-198

Review of Decentralization and Adat Revivalism in Indonesia: The Politics of Becoming Indigenous

Sirojuddin Arif; 199-202

Review of The Floracrats: State Sponsored Science and the Failure of Enlightenment in Indonesia

Henk Schulte Nordholt; 203-206

Review of Resistance on the National Stage: Theater and Politics in Late New Order Indonesia

Tamara Aberle; 207-210

Review of The Longhouse of the Tarsier: Changing Landscapes, Gender and Well Being in Borneo

Christopher Duncan; 211-214

Review of Chinese Indonesians and Regime Change

Mary Somers Heidhues; 215-218

Contributors, Indonesia, Volume 92 (October 2011)