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1. Pop culture and Competing Identities Ariel Heryanto 2. Indonesian Cinema: Exploring Cultures of Masculinity, Censorship and Violence Marshall Clark 3. Changing Social Formations in Indonesian and Thai Teen Movies David Hanan 4. Citizenship and Indonesian Ethnic Chinese in Post-1998 Films Ariel Heryanto 5. Consuming Taiwanese Boys Culture: Watching Meteor Garden with Urban Kampung Women in Indonesia Rachmah Ida 6. Fame, Fortune, Fantasi: Indonesian Idol and the New Celebrity Penelope Coutas 7. Consuming Gossip: A Re-domestication of Indonesian Women Ita Yulianto 8. Television dreams: Simulation, for a New Reality of Indonesia Edwin Jurriens 9. Other Worlds in Yogyakarta: from Jatilan to Electronic Music Max Richter

About the Author

Ariel Heryanto is Senior Lecturer at the Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of State Terrorism And Political Identity In Indonesia: Fatally Belonging (Routledge, 2006) and co-editor of Challenging Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia; comparing Indonesia and Malaysia (Routledge, 2003).


"This collection of articles on Indonesian popular culture, edited by Ariel Heryanto, is a very welcome addition to scholarship on Indonesian film, television, staged performances of music and dance...this collection offers a wealth of fresh thinking and perceptive studies of new developments in Indoesia's rich and thriving popular culture. Scholars and students interested in cultural studies, or in the intersection of politics and culture, will want to read this book carefully." -- Michael Bodden, University of Victoria, Canada'This book is a welcome addition to the understanding of the country, its dyanism and diversity' - R Kwan Laurel, University of the Philippines, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 2009"This book has been released, catching the right moment, to critically evaluate the development of popular culture within the social transition from Suharto's authoritarian regime to the post-authoritarian present...This book should be worthwhile for any reader wishing to locate the meaning of popular culture in the wider socio-political framework of Indonesia and beyond." - Shiho Sawai, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, The Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Volume 41/3, October 2010

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