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Identity and Pleasure: The Politics of Indonesian Screen Culture

Identity and Pleasure: The Politics of Indonesian Screen Culture critically examines what media and screen culture reveal about the ways urban-based Indonesians attempted to redefine their identity in the first decade of this century. Through a richly nuanced analysis of expressions and representations found in screen culture (cinema, television and social media), it analyses the waves of energy and optimism, and the disillusionment, disorientation and despair, that arose in the power vacuum that followed the dramatic collapse of the militaristic New Order government.

While in-depth analyses of identity and political contestation within the nation are the focus of the book, trans-national engagements and global dimensions are a significant part of the story in each chapter. The author focuses on contemporary cultural politics in Indonesia, but each chapter contextualizes current circumstances by setting them within a broader historical perspective.

"Heryanto has a rare ability to connect sharp analysis of Indonesia’s media landscape with wider theoretical questions in cultural studies." - Krishna Sen

"...Heryanto’s work is an important contribution to the study of media, politics, and culture in Indonesia. The book offers a very comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography of works in Indonesian studies, and it highlights the importance of popular culture as an area often overlooked by those who study Indonesian politics mainly through top-level political elites and government policies." - Intan Paramaditha

“Heryanto’s arguments are theoretically careful, nuanced and innovative, always seeking more detailed understandings and explanations for the popularity (or lack of it) of his subjects; Islamic lifestyles and films, films about the tragic events of 1965-66, K-pop, and increasingly entertainment-oriented political campaigns. Throughout, Heryanto continues to explore the production of diverse and often conflicting identities within the Indonesian polity and its varied cultures.” - Michael Bodden

Ariel Heryanto is Professor and Deputy Director (Education), at The School of Culture, History and Language of The Australian National University's College of Asia and The Pacific.

Kyoto CSEAS Series on Asian Studies 13
Publication Year: 2014
268 pages, 229mm x 152mm
ISBN: 978-9971-69-821-8, Paperback


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