Identity and Pleasure: The Politics of Indonesian Screen Culture

Ariel Heryanto

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    Identity and Pleasure: The Politics of Indonesian Screen Culture critically examines what media and screen culture reveal about the ways urban-based Indonesians attempted to redefine their identity in the first decade of this century. Through a richly nuanced analysis of expressions and representations found in screen culture (cinema, television and social media), it analyses the waves of energy and optimism, and the disillusionment, disorientation and despair, that arose in the power vacuum that followed the dramatic collapse of the militaristic New Order government. While in-depth analyses of identity and political contestation within the nation are the focus of the book, trans-national engagements and global dimensions are a significant part of the story in each chapter. The author focuses on contemporary cultural politics in Indonesia, but each chapter contextualizes current circumstances by setting them within a broader historical perspective.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherNUS Press - National University of Singapore
    Number of pages246
    ISBN (Print)9784876983629
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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