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Indonesia etc. : exploring the improbable nation

Author: Elizabeth Pisani
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An entertaining and thought-provoking portrait of Indonesia: a rich, dynamic, and often maddening nation awash with contradictions. Jakarta tweets more than any other city on earth, but 80 million Indonesians live without electricity and many of its communities still share in ritual sacrifices. Declaring independence in 1945, Indonesia said it would 'work out the details of the transfer of power etc. as soon as  Read more...
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Named Person: Elizabeth Pisani; Elizabeth Pisani
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Pisani
ISBN: 0393351270 9780393351279 0393088588 9780393088588 1783780142 9781783780143 1847086543 9781847086549 0393244288 9780393244281 0992979404 9780992979409 1847086551 9781847086556 6027025506 9786027025509
OCLC Number: 891672044
Awards: Short-listed for Stanford-Dolman Best Travel Book Award 2015 (UK)
Short-listed for Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2015
Description: 404 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Improbable nation --
The ties that bind --
Sticky culture --
Resident aliens --
The emperor is far away --
Happy families --
Spoils of the earth --
Profits on ice --
Historical fictions --
Misfits --
Indigenous arts --
Faith healing --
The other Indonesia --
Epilogue --
Glossary.
Other Titles: Indonesia etcetera
Indonesia et cetera
Responsibility: Elizabeth Pisani.

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