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The Dance That Makes You Vanish: Cultural Reconstruction in Post-Genocide Indonesia

Rachmi Diyah Larasati

Abstract

Larasati elucidates the complex, often paradoxical relationships between the dancing body and the Indonesian state since 1965. In the brief period from late 1965 to early 1966, approximately 1 million Indonesians, including a large percentage of the country’s musicians, dancers, and artists were killed, arrested, or disappeared as then-general Suharto took control of the nation, implanting his “New Order” regime, which would rule for the next thirty years. Looking back on the New Order from the context of the present, Larasati interrogates the specific ways in which female dancing bodies have ... More

Keywords: Citizenship, Cultural resistance, Women’s Movements, Cold War, Domino theory, Amnesia, Imperialism, Policy, Genocide, Politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1969 Print ISBN-13: 9780816679935
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816679935.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rachmi Diyah Larasati, author
Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts and Dance, University of Minnesota

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