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Contentious belonging: the place of minorities in Indonesia

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Research Center for Politics LIPI and ANU Indonesia Project have much pleasure in inviting you to attend the following event:

Indonesia Update Book Launch 2019

Contentious Belonging: the Place of Minorities in Indonesia

Editors: Greg Fealy and Ronit Ricci, published by ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

Contention has surrounded the status of minorities throughout Indonesian history. Two broad polarities are evident: one inclusive of minorities, regarding them as part of the nation’s rich complexity and a manifestation of its “Unity in Diversity” motto; the other exclusive, viewing with suspicion or disdain those communities or groups that differ from the perceived majority. State and community attitudes towards minorities have fluctuated over time. Some periods have been notable for the acceptance of minorities and protection of their rights, while others have been marked by anti-minority discrimination, marginalisation and sometimes violence.

This book explores the complex historical and contemporary dimensions of Indonesia’s religious, ethnic, LGBT and disability minorities from a range of perspectives, including historical, legal, political, cultural, discursive and social. It addresses fundamental questions about Indonesia’s tolerance and acceptance of difference, and examines the extent to which diversity is embraced or suppressed.

Download the preliminary pages of the book from this link.

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08:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:30 Welcoming Remarks

  • Professor Firman Noor (Research Center for Politics, LIPI)
  • Professor Budy Resosudarmo (ANU Indonesia Project)

09:30 – 09:45 Book launch by Professor Dewi Fortuna Anwar (LIPI)

09:45 – 11:00 Panel of authors and discussants

Authors:

  • Associate Professor Greg Fealy (ANU)
  • Associate Professor Ronit Ricci (ANU)
  • Dr Burhanuddin Muhtadi (Universitas Islam Negeri, Jakarta)

Discussants:

  • Professor Asvi Warman Adam (Research Center for Politics, LIPI)
  • Professor Firman Noor (Research Center for Politics, LIPI)

11:00 – 12:00 Q&A

12:00 Close




About the Indonesia Update conference and book

Each year since 1983 the ANU Indonesia Project convenes a conference on Indonesia in Canberra, Australia: The Indonesia Update. To date, it is the largest conference on Indonesia held outside of Indonesia. In 2018, the Indonesia Update conference was held on 14 and 15 September, the basis of the book Contentious belonging: the place of minorities in Indonesia.

The book features contribution from 17 authors, each a specialist in their field; its table of contents is given below.




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