Producing Indonesia: The State of the Field in Indonesian Studies ed. by Eric Tagliacozzo (review)

Producing Indonesia: The State of the Field in Indonesian Studies ed. by Eric Tagliacozzo (review) SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia Vol. 30, No. 1 (2015), pp. 256–70 DOI: 10.1355/sj30-1i © 2015 ISEAS ISSN 0217-9520 print / ISSN 1793-2858 electronic SOJOURN Symposium Producing Indonesia: The State of the Field in Indonesian Studies. Edited by Eric Tagliacozzo. Ithaca, New York: Cornell Southeast Asia Program Publications, 2014. Review essays by John Sidel and Adrian Vickers, with a response from Eric Tagliacozzo Keywords: Indonesia, Indonesian Studies, knowledge production and dissemination, historiography, intellectual history, Cornell Southeast Asia Program. Review Essay I: John Sidel The essays on “Government, Political Science” in Producing Indonesia provide an interesting and illuminating discussion of developments and trends in scholarship on the politics of Indonesia. Thomas Pepinsky’s introduction to this section of the book reminds readers of the accelerating incorporation of this field of study into mainstream American political science, while Ed Aspinall offers an overview that is suggestive of the rich diversity and vitality of contemporary research on Indonesian politics by scholars who have little interest in linking the puzzles thrown up by developments and trends in Indonesia to the methods, buzzwords and debates dominating the pages of journals like the American Political Science Review. Bill Liddle and Don Emmerson http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Producing Indonesia: The State of the Field in Indonesian Studies ed. by Eric Tagliacozzo (review)

Producing Indonesia: The State of the Field in Indonesian Studies ed. by Eric Tagliacozzo (review)


SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia Vol. 30, No. 1 (2015), pp. 256–70 DOI: 10.1355/sj30-1i © 2015 ISEAS ISSN 0217-9520 print / ISSN 1793-2858 electronic SOJOURN Symposium Producing Indonesia: The State of the Field in Indonesian Studies. Edited by Eric Tagliacozzo. Ithaca, New York: Cornell Southeast Asia Program Publications, 2014. Review essays by John Sidel and Adrian Vickers, with a response from Eric Tagliacozzo Keywords: Indonesia, Indonesian Studies, knowledge production and dissemination, historiography, intellectual history, Cornell Southeast Asia Program. Review Essay I: John Sidel The essays on “Government, Political Science” in Producing Indonesia provide an interesting and illuminating discussion of developments and trends in scholarship on the politics of Indonesia. Thomas Pepinsky’s introduction to this section of the book reminds readers of the accelerating incorporation of this field of study into mainstream American political science, while Ed Aspinall offers an overview that is suggestive of the rich diversity and vitality of contemporary research on Indonesian politics by scholars who have little interest in linking the puzzles thrown up by developments and trends in Indonesia to the methods, buzzwords and debates dominating the pages of journals like the American Political Science Review. Bill Liddle and Don Emmerson add historical depth to the coverage. Emmerson’s lengthy discussion of debates over the events of 30 September 1965 is especially provocative, as it was clearly intended to be. But perhaps the editor should have included a “progressive” voice to complement and counter the conservative, Panglossian perspective so forcefully articulated in Bill Liddle’s rambling diatribe against “critical” scholarship on Indonesia. Coverage of the “state 09 SOJOURN Symposium.indd 256 3/3/15 3:32 PM SOJOURN...
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SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia Vol. 30, No. 1 (2015), pp. 256–70 DOI: 10.1355/sj30-1i © 2015 ISEAS ISSN 0217-9520 print / ISSN 1793-2858 electronic SOJOURN Symposium Producing Indonesia: The State of the Field in Indonesian Studies. Edited by Eric Tagliacozzo. Ithaca, New York: Cornell Southeast Asia Program Publications, 2014. Review essays by John Sidel and Adrian Vickers, with a response from Eric Tagliacozzo Keywords: Indonesia, Indonesian Studies, knowledge production and dissemination, historiography, intellectual history, Cornell Southeast Asia Program. Review Essay I: John Sidel The essays on “Government, Political Science” in Producing Indonesia provide an interesting and illuminating discussion of developments and trends in scholarship on the politics of Indonesia. Thomas Pepinsky’s introduction to this section of the book reminds readers of the accelerating incorporation of this field of study into mainstream American political science, while Ed Aspinall offers an overview that is suggestive of the rich diversity and vitality of contemporary research on Indonesian politics by scholars who have little interest in linking the puzzles thrown up by developments and trends in Indonesia to the methods, buzzwords and debates dominating the pages of journals like the American Political Science Review. Bill Liddle and Don Emmerson

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Published: Mar 27, 2015

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