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Knowing Indonesia from afar: Indonesian exiles and Australian academics

Hill, D.T. (2009) Knowing Indonesia from afar: Indonesian exiles and Australian academics. RIMA: Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs, 43 (1). pp. 147-164.

Abstract

The change in Indonesian politics in 1965–6 trapped many hundreds, if not thousands, of Indonesian leftists abroad. Moving around as international alignments shifted, these exiles lobbied, wrote and published a wide range of material. This paper tentatively broaches a collective silence about Indonesian political exiles. It poses the curious question of why so little attention was directed at exilic communities when their existence was relatively common knowledge amongst Australian Indonesianists. Instead, Indonesian exiles and Australian academics maintained very separate perspectives, while both ‘knowing Indonesia’ from afar.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Publisher: University of Sydney, Dept. of Indonesian and Malayan Studies
Copyright: University of Sydney, Dept. of Indonesian and Malayan Studies
Publishers Website: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/indonesian/
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/16089
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