New Tradition in a Modernity-Deficit Postcolon

Ariel Heryanto

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    A binary opposition between 'tradition versus modernity' has preoccupied the Indonesian public and its analysts for a century. The 'New Theatre' is the country's most celebrated form in the performing arts for its amalgamation of ' tradition and modernity', but the dualism persists. A critical reexamination of the New Theatre will benefit substantially from a review of the broader debat~ about a flawed modernity that has allegedly characterised many postcolonies, due to the legacies of their traditions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)15-26
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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