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Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Indonesia

Edited by: Robert W. Hefner

Print publication date:  January  2018
Online publication date:  January  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138644427
eBook ISBN: 9781315628837
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Few countries as culturally rich, politically pivotal, and naturally beautiful as Indonesia are as often misrepresented in global media and conversation. Stretching 3,400 miles east to west along the equator, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and home to more than four hundred ethnic groups and several major world religions. This sprawling Southeast Asian nation is also the world?s most populous Muslim-majority country and the third largest democracy. Although in recent years the country has experienced serious challenges with regard to religious harmony, its trillion-dollar economy is booming and its press and public sphere are among the most vibrant in Asia. A land of cultural contrasts, contests, and contradictions, this ever-evolving country is today rising to even greater global prominence, even as it redefines the terms of its national, religious, and civic identity.

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Indonesia offers an overview of the modern making and contemporary dynamics of culture, society, and politics in this powerful Asian nation. It provides a comprehensive survey of key issues in Indonesian politics, economics, religion, and society. It is divided into six sections, organized as follows:

  • Cultural Legacies and Political Junctures
  • Contemporary Politics and Plurality
  • Markets and Economic Cultures
  • Muslims and Religious Plurality
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Indonesia in an Age of Multiple Globalizations

Bringing together original contributions by leading scholars of Indonesia in law, political science, history, anthropology, sociology, religious studies, and gender studies this Handbook provides an up-to-date, interdisciplinary, and academically rigorous exploration of Indonesia. It will be of interest to students, academics, policymakers, and others in search of reliable information on Indonesian politics, economics, religion, and society in an accessible format.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Gender legacies and modern transitions Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Ethnic groups and the Indonesian nation-state Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Constitutions and constitutionalism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Moving toward stability Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Democratization Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Parties and party politics in the post-Reformasi era Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The ephemeral nature of local political monopolies Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Ethnic, religious, and regional conflict Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Historical justice and the case of the 1965 killings Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Indonesian armed forces, coalitional presidentialism, and democratization Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Everyday citizenship in democratizing Indonesia Download PDF
Chapter  13:  New Muslim cultures of capitalist enterprise Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Chinese Indonesians Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Consumption and the new middle classes Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Revisiting “wonderful Indonesia” Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The religious field Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Islamization, law, and the Indonesian courts Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The special status of Islamic Aceh Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Salafism in Indonesia Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Christians in Indonesia Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Hinduism and Buddhism Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The politics and law of religious governance Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Islamic populism in Indonesia Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Gender culture and politics in post–New Order Indonesia Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Gender and sexual plurality in Indonesia Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Courtship and marriage in Indonesia’s new Muslim middle class Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Women’s responses to the implementation of Islamic law in Aceh Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Popular culture and identity politics Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Nation, Islam, and gender in dangdut, Indonesia’s most popular music Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Language diversity and language change in Indonesia  Download PDF
Chapter  32:  A ”tolerant“ Indonesia? Indonesian Muslims in comparative perspective Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Public diplomacy and the global dissemination of “moderate islam” Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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