Item description for Performing the Nation: Cultural Politics in New Order Indonesia by Jorgen Hellman...
Focusing on the efforts of a group of young art students to revitalize traditional Longser theater, this in-depth study of politics in New Order Indonesia examines how cultural politics were used by the state to control ethnic, religious, and regional sentiments, while other groups used the same discourse to express ideas contrary to the official ideology. The interaction between artists and the regime and their often contradictory ideas about identity, the role of art, and cultural traditions in Indonesia, offers valuable insights into the underlying dynamics of the country's current condition.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.78" Width: 5.64" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.81 lbs.
Publisher Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
ISBN 8791114098 ISBN13 9788791114090
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More About Jorgen Hellman
Jorgen is a researcher at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.