Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Leiden University
Almost twenty years after the start of Reformasi, the democratic reforms that followed the stepping down of the authoritarian president Suharto, Indonesia faces a rapidly shrinking space for religious diversity, sexual difference, and critical social movements.
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There is to date only a limited scholarship on photographic sources from the Dutch military actions during Indonesian’s War of Independence (1945-9), and what exists almost entirely neglects perhaps the largest
Looking at legal developments related to family law in Indonesia and other Muslim majority countries, we see two simultaneous trends developing. On the one hand there is an increasing tendency on the part of many states to criminalise sexual behaviour considered in contravention of Islamic law, such as pre- and extramarital sex and LBGT-relations.
Seaweed feels expanding deep at sea. Are they part of the island, are they part of the sea, who owns them, what are they? These fields mirror kinship relations, matrices that regulate sociality and conviviality.
The anti-communist violence that swept across Indonesia in 1965–66 produced a particularly high death toll in East Java. It also transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of survivors, who faced decades of persecution
What happens when Islam becomes translated into the language of contemporary state bureaucracy? How do bureaucratic schemes of Islam diffuse into society? What roles do state attempts of governing religion
This book reveals how everyday experiences of being ‘modern’ (c. 1920s-70s) indexed continuity and change in the transition from colonialism to independence and after in Southeast Asia. In the Philippines