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Indonesian Genocide of 1965, The: Causes, Dynamics and Legacies

Editors:
McGregor, Katharine
Melvin, Jess
Pohlman, Annie

ISBN:
978 3 319 71454 7
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
481
List price(s):
129.00 USD
92.00 GBP
114.99 EUR

Publication date:
12 February 2018

Short description: 

This collection of essays by Indonesian and foreign contributors offers new and highly original analyses of the mass violence in Indonesia which began in 1965 and its aftermath.

Full description: 

This collection of essays by Indonesian and foreign contributors offers new and highly original analyses of the mass violence in Indonesia which began in 1965 and its aftermath. Fifty years on from one the largest genocides of the twentieth century, they probe the causes, dynamics and legacies of this violence through the use of a wide range of sources and different scholarly lenses. Chapter 12 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.

Table of contents: 

Chapter 1. New interpretations of the causes, dynamics and legacies of the Indonesian genocide; Katharine McGregor, Annie Pohlman and Jess Melvin.- Chapter 2. A case for genocide: Indonesia, 1965-66; Jess Melvin and Annie Pohlman.- Part I: New empirical research and interpretations.- Chapter 3. The road to genocide: Indonesian military planning to seize state power prior to 1 October 1965; Jess Melvin.- Chapter 4. Military movement and crackdown in Bali, October-December 1965; Akihisa Matsuno.- Chapter 5. The connection between land reform and the 1965-66 tragedy in Bali; Roro Sawita.- Chapter 6. Two women's testimonies of sexual violence during the 1965-66 Indonesian massacres; Annie Pohlman.- Chapter 7. A rite of de-modernization: the anti-Communist purge in Surabaya; Robbie Peters.- Chapter 8. Counterrevolution in a revolutionary campus: How did the 1965 event affect an Indonesian public university?; Abdul Wahid.- Chapter 9. The 1965-66 violence, religious conversions and the changing relationship between the Left and Indonesia's churches; Vannessa Hearman.- Part II: Legacies of the Indonesian genocide.- Chapter 10. The efficacy of dangerous knowledge: Children of victims in Indonesia after 1965; Andrew Conroe.- Chapter 11. Remembering suffering and survival: Sites of memory on Buru; Ken Setiawan.- Chapter 12. Heads from the north: Transcultural memorialization of the 1965 Indonesian killings at the National Gallery of Australia; Katharine McGregor.- Chapter 13. The history of loss and the loss of history: Papermoon Puppet Theatre examines the legacies of the 1965 violence in Indonesia; Marianna Lis.- Chapter 14. Violent histories and embodied memories: Affectivity of The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence ; Ana Dragojlovic.- Chapter 15. Zombie anti-Communism? Democratization and the demons of Suharto era politics in contemporary Indonesia; Stephen Miller.- Chapter 16. After 1965: Legal matters for justice?; Nukila Evanty and Annie Pohlman.- Chapter 17. Working from the margins: Initiatives for truth and reconciliation for victims of the 1965 mass violence in Solo and Palu; Sri Lestari Ayu Wahyuningroem.- Epilogue; Jemma Purdey.- Index

Biography: 

Katharine McGregor is Associate Professor in Southeast Asian History and Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Jess Melvin is Rice Faculty Fellow in Southeast Asian Studies and Post-Doctoral Associate in Genocide Studies at Yale University, USA. Annie Pohlman is Lecturer in Indonesian at the University of Queensland, Australia.

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