Surabaya, 1945-2010

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August 12, 2013 08:00

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Peluncuran dan bedah buku
Surabaya, 1945-2010: Neighbourhood, State, and Economy in Indonesia’s City of Struggle
Minggu 18 Agustus 2013, pk. 18.00-21.00
C2O library & collabtive, Jl. Dr. Cipto 20 Surabaya 60264

Buku ini menampilkan sejarah menarik Surabaya, berdasarkan penelitian etnografis Robbie di kampung Dinoyo. Dengan mengikuti tiga generasi di Dinoyo, buku ini memberi perspektif baru mengenai momen-momen penting dalam sejarah modern Indonesia, termasuk perjuangan kemerdekaan, hancurnya PKI, kampanye anti-Petrus, Kampung Improvement Project (KIP), jatuhnya Orde Baru, munculnya demokrasi, dan kampanye urban pemerintah untuk melawan terorisme dan perbaikan kota.

Surabaya, 1945-2010 presents the recent history of one of Indonesia’s great port cities as viewed from a crowded low-income neighbourhood (kampung) called Dinoyo. By following the lives of Dinoyo residents over three generations, it provides a new perspective on landmark moments in the country’s modern history, including the war for independence, the destruction of the Communist Party, the petrus anti-crime campaign, neighbourhood improvement projects, the fall of the New Order and the rise of democracy, as well as more recent government campaigns to fight terrorism and promote urban renewal.

During several long periods of residence in the kampung, Robbie Peters gathered richly detailed information about the responses of its residents to the tumultuous process of political reform and economic growth. He shows how their informal economy adapted to the forces of urban change, and how their neighbourhood-based social institutions promoted a ‘participative’ citizenship that resisted state attempts to shape a more exclusive citizenship that restricted the rights of newcomers to the city.

Residents of urban neighbourhoods such as Kampung Dinoyo make up a substantial proportion of Indonesia’s urban population and their kampungs a significant proportion of urban land, yet they rarely appear in historical accounts of the Indonesian city. Peters’ account of urban life as experienced by one group of kampung residents is a unique contribution to the literature on one of Asia’s largest and most complex countries.

Robbie Peters is an Anthropologist and Director of the Master of Development Studies Program at the University of Sydney.
publication year: 2013

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Sunday 18 August 2013
18.00 – 21.oo WIB
C2O library & collabtive
Jl. Dr. Cipto 20 Surabaya 60264
(map & direction)

Book launch & discussion
Surabaya, 1945-2010: Neighbourhood, State, and Economy in Indonesia’s City of Struggle

Surabaya, 1945-2010 presents the recent history of one of Indonesia’s great port cities as viewed from a crowded low-income neighbourhood (kampung) called Dinoyo. By following the lives of Dinoyo residents over three generations, it provides a new perspective on landmark moments in the country’s modern history, including the war for independence, the destruction of the Communist Party, the petrus anti-crime campaign, neighbourhood improvement projects, the fall of the New Order and the rise of democracy, as well as more recent government campaigns to fight terrorism and promote urban renewal.

During several long periods of residence in the kampung, Robbie Peters gathered richly detailed information about the responses of its residents to the tumultuous process of political reform and economic growth. He shows how their informal economy adapted to the forces of urban change, and how their neighbourhood-based social institutions promoted a ‘participative’ citizenship that resisted state attempts to shape a more exclusive citizenship that restricted the rights of newcomers to the city.

Residents of urban neighbourhoods such as Kampung Dinoyo make up a substantial proportion of Indonesia’s urban population and their kampungs a significant proportion of urban land, yet they rarely appear in historical accounts of the Indonesian city. Peters’ account of urban life as experienced by one group of kampung residents is a unique contribution to the literature on one of Asia’s largest and most complex countries.

Robbie Peters is an Anthropologist and Director of the Master of Development Studies Program at the University of Sydney.
publication year: 2013

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