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Indonesia's Population: Ethnicity and Religion in a Changing Political Landscape (review)

Indonesia's Population: Ethnicity and Religion in a Changing Political Landscape (review) Population Review Volume 42, Numbers 1-2, 2003 Type: Book Review pp. 45-46 Indonesia's Population: Ethnicity and Religion in a Changing Political Landscape Authors: Leo Suryadinata, Evi Nurvidya Arifin and Aris Ananta Publisher: Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2003 ISBN: 9812302123 (paperback) Pages: 193 Reviewer: Graeme Hugo, Ph.D. Affiliation: Federation Fellow, Professor of Geography, Director, The National Centre for Social Applications of Geographic Information Systems, The University of Adelaide Corresponding author/address: (graeme.hugo@adelaide.edu.au) This is a most interesting book to all students of Indonesian society. It presents data on religion and ethnicity collected in the 2000 Indonesian census in an accessible way. The 2000 census was the first since the colonial Volkstelling of 1930 to collect information on ethnicity. Although Indonesia is one of the worlds most ethnically heterogeneous nations both the Orde Lama of President Sukarno and Orde Baru of President Suharto eschewed recognition of ethnic groups in the interest of developing national unity. Hence the data examined in this book have been long awaited by many Indonesianists. The book is wholly descriptive and does not attempt any in depth interpretation of the data relating to religion and ethnicity. It is profusely documented with 116 tables and 86 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Population Review Sociological Demography Press

Indonesia's Population: Ethnicity and Religion in a Changing Political Landscape (review)

Population Review , Volume 42 (1)

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Population Review Volume 42, Numbers 1-2, 2003 Type: Book Review pp. 45-46 Indonesia's Population: Ethnicity and Religion in a Changing Political Landscape Authors: Leo Suryadinata, Evi Nurvidya Arifin and Aris Ananta Publisher: Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2003 ISBN: 9812302123 (paperback) Pages: 193 Reviewer: Graeme Hugo, Ph.D. Affiliation: Federation Fellow, Professor of Geography, Director, The National Centre for Social Applications of Geographic Information Systems, The University of Adelaide Corresponding author/address: (graeme.hugo@adelaide.edu.au) This is a most interesting book to all students of Indonesian society. It presents data on religion and ethnicity collected in the 2000 Indonesian census in an accessible way. The 2000 census was the first since the colonial Volkstelling of 1930 to collect information on ethnicity. Although Indonesia is one of the worlds most ethnically heterogeneous nations both the Orde Lama of President Sukarno and Orde Baru of President Suharto eschewed recognition of ethnic groups in the interest of developing national unity. Hence the data examined in this book have been long awaited by many Indonesianists. The book is wholly descriptive and does not attempt any in depth interpretation of the data relating to religion and ethnicity. It is profusely documented with 116 tables and 86

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