Indonesian Muslim Intelligentsia and Power
Publication Year: 2008
Published by: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Title Page, Copyright
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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LIST OF FIGURES
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LIST OF TABLES
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GLOSSARY AND ABBREVIATIONS
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Yudi Latif’s Indonesian Muslim Intelligentsia and Power is a study of great scope and importance. There is no comparable study of its kind in the extensive literature on Indonesia. Given its considerable scope and its critical historical argument, it is a book that should be essential reading for an understanding ...
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The history of this book is the history of human compassion and mutual understanding. That the book originated from my Ph.D. thesis at the Australian National University, its presence in the “republic of letters” (respublica litteraria) would have been impossible without the support and ...
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Out of the galactic crisis of the Indonesian polity at the twilight of the previous century, a new crescent began shining in the sky of Jakarta: the emergence of the Muslim intelligentsia as the rising political and bureaucratic elite. In the late Suharto era, following ...
2. THE FORMATION OF THE INTELLIGENTSIA
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As they entered the nineteenth century, the “clerisy”4 of the “land below the winds” stood at a crossroads. The knowledge road to Mecca inherited from previous centuries through the international networks of ulama remained.5 At the same time, the deepening penetration of Dutch colonialism and ...
3. MAKING INDONESIA, MAKING INTELLECTUAL POLITICAL TRADITIONS
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From the second decade of the twentieth century, the intelligentsia had found the means to communicate with the masses. Recognizing the misery of the masses, the high-sounding ideas of kemadjoean inherited from previous decades lost their magnetism. In the face of increasing social dislocation, it ...
4. INTELLIGENTSIA AS THE POLITICAL ELITE OF THE NEW NATION
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For more than four years after the proclamation of Independence, Indonesians had to defend their self-proclaimed freedom through revolutionary struggle as the Dutch attempted to reassume the control over the territory. In this critical historical phase, the national euphoria of independence provided ...
5. THE NEW ORDER’S REPRESSIVE-DEVELOPMENTALISM AND THE ISLAMIC INTELLECTUAL RESPONSE
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When the Sukarno regime crumbled in 1966, the rising new power began to designate the period of Guided Democracy as the Old Order [orde lama] and celebrate the new era as the New Order [orde baru]. Although Sukarno was still granted official status as the President of Indonesia until 17 October ...
6. THE RISE AND DECLINE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF INDONESIAN MUSLIM INTELLIGENTSIA (ICMI)
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Suharto’s increasing satisfaction through the 1980s with his ideological and economic handiwork coincided with the waning influence of the old political brokers within the New Order polity. As Elson observed (2001, p. 244): “Ali Murtopo’s star, for so long in the ascendant, had begun to wane following ...
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The end of a century and of a study is a moment for retrospection and reflection. The turn of the twenty-first century is just a numerical event, which does not necessarily contain historical significance. In the Indonesian context, however, historical events at the dawn of the new century invoked a ...
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Page Count: 545
Publication Year: 2008