Contentious Belonging: The Place Of Minorities In Indonesia


by Fealy, Greg; Ronit Ricci (Eds.)

Contentious Belonging: The Place Of Minorities In Indonesia

Price:  US$25.85   (SGD35.90*)
Format:  Paper Back, 280 pages
Published:  2019, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814843461
SB#:  062907 (121)

About This Book

Contention has surrounded the status of minorities throughout Indonesian history. Two broad polarities are evident: one inclusive of minorities, regarding them as part of the nation's rich complexity and a manifestation of its "Unity in Diversity" motto; the other exclusive, viewing with suspicion or disdain those communities or groups that differ from the perceived majority. This book explores the complex historical and contemporary dimensions of Indonesia's religious, ethnic, LGBT and disability minorities from a range of perspectives, including historical, legal, political, cultural, discursive and social. It addresses fundamental questions about Indonesia's tolerance and acceptance of difference, and examines the extent to which diversity is embraced or suppressed.


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