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Title Heirs to world culture : being Indonesian, 1950-1965 / edited by Jennifer Lindsay and Maya H.T. Liem
Published Leiden : KITLV Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 529 pages) : illustrations, portraits, photographs
Series Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, 1572-1892 ; 274
Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ; 274
Contents Heirs to world culture 1950-1965 : an introduction / Jennifer Lindsay -- Part 1: Cultural traffic abroad ; Bringing the world back home : cultural traffic in Konfrontasi, 1954-1960 / Keith Foulcher -- An entangled affair : Sticusa and Indonesia, 1948-1956 / Liesbeth Dolk -- Indonesian Muslims and cultural networks / Hairus Salim -- Honoured guests : Indonesian-American cultural traffic, 1953-1957 / Tony Day -- Sibling tension and negotiation : Malay(Sian) writer-political activists' links and orientation to Indonesia / Budiawan -- A bridge to the outside world : literary translation in Indonesia, 1950-1965 / Maya H.T. Liem -- Performing Indonesia abroad / Jennifer Lindsay -- Part 2: Culture and the nation ; 'Whither Indonesian culture?' : rethinking 'culture' in Indonesia in a time of decolonization / Els Bogaerts -- Malang mignon : cultural expressions of the Chinese, 1940-1960 / Melani Budianta -- In search of an Indonesian Islamic cultural identity, 1956-1965 / Choirotun Chisaan -- Getting organized : culture and nationalism in Bali, 1959-1965 / I Nyoman Darma Putra -- Creating culture for the new nation : South Sulawesi, 1950-1965 / Barbara Hatley -- The capital of pulp fiction and other capitals : cultural life in Medan, 1950-1958 / Marije Plomp -- New Sundanese dance for new stages / Irawati Durban Ardjo -- LEKRA and ensembles : tracing the Indonesian musical stage / Rhoma Dwi Aria Yuliantri -- Dynamics and tensions of LEKRA's modern national theatre, 1959-1965 / Michael Bodden
Summary This volume brings together new scholarship by Indonesian and non-Indonesian scholars on Indonesia's cultural history from 1950-1965. During the new nation's first decade and a half, Indonesia's links with the world and its sense of nationhood were vigorously negotiated on the cultural front. Indonesia used cultural networks of the time, including those of the Cold War, to announce itself on the world stage. International links, post-colonial aspirations and nationalistic fervour interacted to produce a thriving cultural and intellectual life at home. Essays discuss the exchange of artists, intellectuals, writing and ideas between Indonesia and various countries; the development of cultural networks; and ways these networks interacted with and influenced cultural expression and discourse in Indonesia
Analysis Cultural history
Nation building
Post-colonial politics
Social history
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Bibliography Includes footnotes, bibliographical references at chapter ends, bibliographical references (pages 501-505), and index
Notes English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (Directory of Open Access Books, viewed June 27, 2012)
Subject Group identity -- Indonesia -- 20th century.
Nation-building -- Indonesia -- 20th century.
Nationalism -- Indonesia -- 20th century.
Indonesia -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Indonesia -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Indonesia -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
Author Liem, Maya H. T. (Maya Hian Ting), 1957- editor
Lindsay, Jennifer, 1951- editor
ISBN 9004253513