Cover

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pp. C-C

Title Page, About the Series, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xii

I had the privilege of living in the three largest cities in Indonesia during the fi rst twenty- fi ve years of my life. I was born in Medan the same year Suharto came to power. My family moved to Surabaya when I was sixteen and, after completing my architectural engineering degree, I moved to Jakarta and worked there. Out of these three cities, however, Jakarta was the one I...

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Introduction

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pp. xiii-xxxii

After the end of Suharto’s New Order regime, Jakarta was abuzz with stories about both the problems and the future of the city. Important stories include that of Rio Tambunan, who was head of the City Administration Offi ce (Dinas Tata Kota) from 1971 to 1975. In an interview in 2002 Tambunan revealed that since the beginning of the 1980s, the offi ce where he used to work ...

Longue Duree

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Chapter 1. The Nation-State and the City Hall

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pp. 3-27

The city hall is a crucial feature of the Europe an transformation of social space and of the emergence of urban modernity.1 However, it did not always represent civic identity, especially when situated in a colonial context. In a colony, the city hall often enacted practices that contradict its ideal form as an institution of civic pride. There was thus a discrepancy between the meaning of ...

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Chapter 2. The Shophouse and the Chinese

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pp. 28-48

Ethnic Chinese occupied a peculiar position in the history of Batavia/ Jakarta. Despite paying three times the amount paid by all other groups for the construction cost of Batavia's city hall, they were still considered foreigners or the others by both the colonial and postcolonial regimes. Little work has been done on ethnic Chinese in Jakarta and how their material cultures tell us about ...

Time Remembered/Time Forgotten

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Chapter 3. Researching Modernism

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pp. 51-73

On 14 April 1983, the first Pameran Karya Arsitektur Indonesia (Indonesian Architectural Exhibition) was held in Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM), Jakarta. It drew considerable interest. Art critic Jim Supangkat visited the exhibition.1 He had been a regular attendee at TIM, which had opened in 1968, and knew that it had often been a site of tension between artists and the state....

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Chapter 4. The Peasantry and the Periurban Fringe

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pp. 74-94

In 1962, as Sukarno and his architects designed modernist buildings and a boulevard for the central part of the capital city, Kenneth Watts, a town planning advisor with the United Nations Assistance Program, addressed his proposal for the greater Jakarta region to the Ministry of Public Works and Energy, which he worked for from 1956 to 1959. Watts began in the following way:...

Spatial Conjunctures

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Chapter 5. The Coast and the Last Frontier

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pp. 97-118

The theme of the previous chapter was Jakarta’s expansion into the periurban fringe, which served at least three functions: to attract industry and laborers, to control the population and provide security for the capital city, and to create a new citizenry. Through the Ministry of Internal Aff airs, the development zone was made available for private investors to invest and to develop into ...

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Chapter 6. Green Governmentality

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pp. 119-138

The waterfront debate discussed in the previous chapter took place at the end of Suharto’s rule (1966–1988). It sparked controversy and it could be seen as setting in motion a “green movement” for the reformasi of the post-Suharto era. The debate has broadened the public’s awareness of the importance of preserving the city’s green assets and gives direction for urban...

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Chapter 7. Housing the Margin

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pp. 139-171

In the previous chapter, I showed how Jakarta is embracing environmentalism as if to redeem the past decades of extensive destruction of the urban ecology. Yet, the call for the reclaiming of green spaces prompts the questions of whose green spaces are being reclaimed and what civic space means in Indonesia;s capital. As many Jakartans are hoping that the creation of open and green ...

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Epilogue: Turning Time: An Interview

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pp. 172-196

Etienne Turpin: Your work is based on a coordination of time and space that serves as a framework for your analysis of Jakarta. Could you tell us something about how you read this coordination?
Abidin Kusno: While every aspect of our activities is largely governed by time, we are in many ways constructing time as well, for time is a social ...

Notes

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pp. 197-238

Bibliography

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pp. 239-258

Index

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pp. 259-268

Other Works in the Series, About the Author, Production Notes, Back Cover

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pp. 269-273