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 93

Publication Date: April 2012

Front Cover and Title Page, Indonesia, Volume 93 (April 2012)

Editors' Note, Indonesia, Volume 93 (April 2012)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, Volume 93 (April 2012)

How I Learned Batak: Studying the Angkola Batak Language in 1970s New Order Indonesia

Susan Rodgers; 1-32

The Event of Otherness: An Interview with James T. Siegel

Joshua Barker and Vicente Rafael; 33-52

Peacemakers or Peace-Breakers? Provincial Elections and Religious Leadership in Lombok, Indonesia

Jeremy J. Kingsley; 53-82

Building Blocks and Stumbling Blocks: Peacebuilding in Aceh, 2005–2009

Craig Thorburn; 83-122

Oratorical Innovation and Audience Heterogeneity in Islamic West Java

Julian Millie; 123-146

Indonesian Cultural Policy in the Reform Era

Tod Jones; 147-176

Mapping Majapahit: Wardenaar’s Archaeological Survey at Trowulan in 1815

Amrit Gomperts, Arnoud Haag and Peter Carey; 177-196

In Memoriam, Daniel S. Lev (1933–2006)

Sebastiaan Pompe; 197-208


Review of The Makings of Indonesian Islam: Orientalism and the Narration of a Sufi Past

Robert W. Hefner; 209-216

Review of Islam Translated: Literature, Conversion, and the Arabic Cosmopolis of South and Southeast Asia

Francis R. Bradley; 217-220

Review of If You Leave Us Here We Will Die: How Genocide was Stopped in East Timor

Caroline Hughes; 221-224

Review of Anarchic Solidarity: Autonomy, Equality, and Fellowship in Southeast Asia

Sirojuddin Arif; 225-228

Review of Refracted Visions: Popular Photography and National Modernity in Java

Doreen Lee; 229-232

Contributors, Indonesia, Volume 93 (April 2012)