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'A Certain Age' is an unconventional, evocative work of history and a moving reflection on memory, modernity, space, time, and the limitations of traditional historical narratives. Rudolf Mrázek visited Indonesia throughout the 1990s, recording lengthy interviews with elderly intellectuals in and around Jakarta. With few exceptions, they were part of an urban elite born under colonial rule and educated at Dutch schools. From the early twentieth century, through the late colonial era, the national revolution, and well into independence after 1945, these intellectuals injected their ideas of modernity, progress, and freedom into local and national discussion. When Mrázek began his interviews, he expected to discuss phenomena such as the transition from colonialism to postcolonialism. His interviewees, however, wanted to share more personal recollections. Mrázek illuminates their stories of the past with evocative depictions of their late-twentieth-century surroundings.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface: Promenades
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Technical Note
  2. p. xv
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  1. 1. Bypasses and Flyovers
  2. pp. 1-23
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  1. 2. The Walls
  2. pp. 24-71
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  1. 3. The Fences
  2. pp. 72-124
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  1. 4. The Classroom
  2. pp. 125-186
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  1. 5. The Window
  2. pp. 187-233
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  1. Postcript: Sometimes Voices
  2. pp. 234-252
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 253-292
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 293-302
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 303-311
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822392682
Related ISBN
9780822346852
MARC Record
OCLC
1082921150
Pages
328
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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