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History in uniform : military ideology and the construction of Indonesia's past

Author: Katharine E McGregor
Publisher: Singapore : NUS Press, ©2007.
Series: Southeast Asia publications series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Under the New Order regime (1967-98), the Indonesian military sought to monopolise the production of official history and control its contents. The goal was to validate the political role of the armed forces, condemn communism and promote military values. A detailed examination of the Indonesian military's image-making under Suharto.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Nugroho Notosusanto; Nugroho Notosusanto
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katharine E McGregor
ISBN: 9971693607 9789971693602
OCLC Number: 99996334
Notes: "Asian Studies Association of Australia in association with NUS Press."
Description: xxi, 330 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: analysing constructions of Indonesia's past --
History in the service of an authoritarian regime --
Nugroho Notosusanto and the beginnings of the Armed Forces History Centre --
History in defence of the New Order regime --
Consolidating military unity --
Promoting the military and dual function to civilians --
Establishing a martial tradition and on-going threats to the nation --
Afterword: the militarisation of the Indonesian past.
Series Title: Southeast Asia publications series.
Responsibility: Katharine E. McGregor.


Explores the formulation of nationalist history under Suharto, and shows how this effort affected the Indonesian people. The study highlights the role of the Armed Forces History Centre in promoting  Read more...


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