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The Trauma of Liberation

Dutch Political Culture and the Indonesian Question in 1945

Jennifer L. Foray

Of the mid-twentieth-century European imperial powers, only the Netherlands experienced foreign occupation during World War II, followed soon after by the declaration of independence of the East Indies, its prized possession. I argue that the first series of events constituted a “cultural trauma,” and that, after May 1945, Dutch politicians and pundits viewed developments in Indonesia through this lens of wartime trauma. By the year's end, political actors had begun to interpret the recent metropolitan past and the developing Indonesian conflict according to the same rhetorical framework, emphasizing binaries such as “resistance versus collaboration.” While those on the political Left analogized the two conflicts in order to promote a negotiated settlement, their opponents hoped that, by refusing to recognize Sukarno's Republic of Indonesia, the Netherlands could avoid a second and perhaps even more damaging cultural trauma.

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Hieronymus Purwanta

under the authoritarian civilian leader Sukarno. The seizure of power by the military under Soeharto in 1967, involving a bloody coup, thus represented a political deviation from democracy to totalitarianism. To legitimize this drastic and sudden change

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Avery Poole

“democracy with adjectives.” For example, former head of state Than Shwe referred to “discipline-flourishing democracy” in Myanmar (before the 2011–2012 democratic reforms). Before its democratic transition in 1998, Indonesia experienced Sukarno’s “guided

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Listening with Displacement

Sound, Citizenship, and Disruptive Representations of Migration

Tom Western

something violent and full of silence. Listening with displacement, as I have attempted to argue here, is a way of doing exactly this. Acknowledgments My biggest thanks to my sonic collaborators: Said Azim Karimi, Muhammad Sukarno Kurdi, Georgios

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Global Patterns in Interaction and Conflict Surrounding Cetacean Conservation and Traditional Marine Hunting Communities

Florence Durney

colloquial, adat is a synonym for local culture. While longtime President Sukarno officially declared that Indonesia had no indigenous people, many subsequent claims of tribal, traditional, or indigenous status have been framed through the concept of adat

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Neglected Tropical Diseases

Creating a New Disease Grouping

Samantha Vanderslott

label meant climatic determinism and stereotypes remained. Some objectors were more confrontational. This is an account from a doctor called Robert Desowitz, working on tropical medicine in the 1960s: In 1962, when Indonesia's dictator, Sukarno, was in