In Indonesian history, Yatun Sastramidjaja argues, mythology surrounding the student movement as an ‘agent of history’ and a ‘moral force’ have reduced it to an a-historic icon of historic events. Viewed as a separate category, the student movement has been largely neglected in the scholarship on Indonesian politics, civil society and social movements. In her research, Sastramidjaja aims to re-contextualise the student movement in political history and culture and to re-embed it in the collective and personal experiences of its actors.
Y.M. Sastramidjaja: Playing Politics: Power, Memory, and Agency in the Making of the Indonesian Student Movement.
Prof. G.A. van Klinken
Prof. H.G.C. Schulte Nordholt
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