Item description for Indonesia in the Soeharto Years: Issues, Incidents and Images by John H. McGlynn, Oscar Motuloh, Suzanne Charle & Jimmy Carter...
During much of Soeharto's thirty-two years of reign as president (1967-1998) Indonesia was seen as a successful test-case in third world development, a wayward pariah turned into a shining example of modern economic planning and democracy. His New Order government won awards from the United Nations for the country's advances in family planning. The nation's massive development plans won the applause of the World Bank and international financiers. In fact, behind the New Order's benign facade was an intricate web of nepotism, corruption, and a persistent and wide-ranging repression of civil liberties, the full scope of which is now just beginning to become apparent.
Indonesia in the Soeharto Years delves into many of the issues and incidents that shaped the nation, from the grim years of 1964 and 1966, up until the nation's first direct election for the president in 2004. Photographs by many of the nation's top photojournalists and essays by economists, government leaders, journalists, activists, and scholars provide unique insights into the politics, culture, and history of Indonesia under the New Order.
Indonesia in the Soeharto Years also tracks the years after Soeharto's epic resignation in 1998, "the historic, very rapid, and so far very successful moves by the Indonesian people to implement an honest, transparent and safe democracy" as former U.S. President Jimmy Carter notes in the book's Foreword.
With more than 50 short essays, 80 photographic series and extended captions, and 500 historical photographs, this book is an essential document for anyone interested in the politics and culture of modern Indonesia. It is also a publishing milestone: with the work of 125 photographers under one cover, it offers the first comprehensive pictorial look at contemporary Indonesian history.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 8.75" Height: 11.75" Weight: 4.4 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 2007
ISBN 906718263X ISBN13 9789067182638
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More About John H. McGlynn, Oscar Motuloh, Suzanne Charle & Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter was the 39th President of the United States, author of numerous books, teacher at Emory University, founder of the Carter Center, and the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Carter worked with Emory University to establish the Carter Center, a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization advances human rights and alleviates human suffering in seventy-five countries worldwide.
Carter is the only U.S. President to receive the Nobel Peace Prize after leaving office.
Jimmy Carter currently resides in Plains, in the state of Georgia. Jimmy Carter was born in 1924 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Miller Center of Public Affairs.
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Memory as plot... Jul 30, 2007
There are no countries with out tragedy. We have our own today. Perhaps Indonesia has had more than its share. This is a remarkable book. Fifty essays, 125 photographers, 500 historical photographs. No book published exists like it on such an important subject as Indonesia. I have travelled extensively through Indonesia and I am never ceased to be amazed at the kindness of the people and the beauty of the country even against such odds.
Many authors, lots of photos... Jun 3, 2007
This is a multi-authored book... many short essays accompanied by the best photojournalism of the Soeharto period. From the front matter: Editors: John H. McGlynn, Oscar Motuloh, Suzanne Charlé, Jeffrey Hadler, Bambang Bujono, Margaret
Glade-Agusta and Gedsiri Suhartono. Other contributions: A.H. Nasution, Ajip Rosidi, Arief Budiman, Arswendo Atmowiloto, Asmara Nababan, Benny Subianto, Chris Siner Key Timu, David Bouchier, Douglas Ramage, Emmy Hafild, Eros Djarot, Feisal Ismail, Gerry van Klinken, H.S. Dillon, Hardoyo, Hermawan Sulistyo, Ignas Kleden, J. Soedradjad Djiwandono, J.R.G. Jopari, João M. Saldanha, Joseph Adi Prasetyo, Joshua Barker, Jusuf
Wanandi, Juwono Sudarsono, Kartomo Mohamad, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, Loren Ryter, Miriam Budiardjo,
Moerdiono, Mohamad Sadli, Ong Hokham, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Putu Suasta, R.B. Soehartono, Ridwan Saidi, Sabam Sirait, Saskia Wieringa, Sidney Jones, Sri Soemantri, Tinuk Yampolsky, Ulil Abshar-Abdallah, Yusuf Hasyim. With an introduction by Taufik Abdullah, a preface by Goenawan Mohamad and a foreword by President Jimmy Carter. Oversized book and plenty of text and illustrations for your money.