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The Dance That Makes You Vanish: Cultural Reconstruction in Post-Genocide Indonesia

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Indonesian court dance, a purportedly pure and untouched tradition, is famed throughout the world for its sublime calm and stillness. Yet this unyieldingly peaceful surface conceals a time of political repression and mass killing. Between 1965 and 1966, some one million Indonesians—including a large percentage of the country’s musicians, artists, and dancers—were killed, a
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Paperback, 216 pages
Published March 1st 2013 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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wanting wu
Jan 14, 2016 wanting wu rated it did not like it

It is an interesting book but with some many logic lines, I am afraid
the work did not analysis well,the argument donot clear to me.
For example
the author only talk about the dance
but concluded that" Cultural construction hast been used by the Indonesian state to dominate it citizen and access global markets." 102
how dance represent the culture?, reconstruct dance means reconstruct culture?
this question has not justify enogh, then want to
talk about the international market, ....
In the chapter st
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Siew Han
Oct 22, 2014 Siew Han rated it liked it
Rachmi Diyah Larasati begins her book, The Dance that Makes You Vanish: Cultural Reconstruction in Post-Genocide Indonesia, with a recollection of when Mr. Soek - her ex- Indonesian Air Force neighbor– signed a document that erased her “dirty genealogy” for her entrance to school. The “unclean” genealogy in this context refers to her family’s persecution as “communist” dancers associated with Gerwani (Gerakan Wanita Indonesia). Gerwani was a women’s organization affiliated with the Partai Komuni ...more
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Jun 20, 2013 Kusumawardhani rated it really liked it
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This book has given me broader understanding about state violence that punish its citizen. Citizen is not only punished because s/he committed crime, but because her/his work considered to be against state's ideology. The punishment is both socially and physically;the victims were tortured and killed without trial.
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