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On the Subject of "Java"

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What are the limits of cultural critique? What are the horizons? What are the political implications? John Pemberton explores these questions in this far-reaching ethnographic and historical interpretation of cultural discourse in Indonesia since 1965. Pemberton considers in particular how the appearance of order under Soeharto's repressive New Order regime is an effect of ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 15th 1994 by Cornell University Press (first published 1994)
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Jul 19, 2007 rated it really liked it
ini buku paling asyik tentang jawa.
khususnya tentang proses institusionalisasi apa yang disebut sebagai 'jawa asli' dalam masyarakat jawa. pemberton menggunakan penelitian lapangannya di sala/surakarta dan sekitarnya sehingga sedikit banyak saya bisa membayangkan tempat saya dibesarkan itu.
bacalah ini bersama dengan tulisan-tulisan ben anderson, nancy florida dan james t.siegl.
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"unpacking" ethnographic discourse

First of all, let me state that while this is a most interesting book in its conception, it has some most annoying features in its delivery. Secondly, since Suharto's New Order has bitten the dust (but probably not completely), many of the observations and tendencies described here are the stuff of social history, not portrayals of modern Indonesia. This is of course what happens to all anthropology.
As I read the first chapter I began to dread my voyage throug
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Dah lama bacanya tapi belum kelar. Malah gantian bokap gue yang baca.
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nyesel banget dulu nemu di gramed matraman diobral 10 ribu...
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John Stith Pemberton (July 8, 1831 – August 16, 1888) was an American pharmacist, and is best known for being the inventor of Coca-Cola.