"Social Identities in Contemporary Indonesia;
a new framework of studying Asia" is a collaborative project, run
by a team of researchers from The Australian National University
and University of Freiburg, and sponsored by Australia's Group of
Eight (Go8) universities and the German Academic Exchange Service.
This project takes one of the most challenging
tasks in contemporary scholarship on Asia, namely how to
articulate and analyse the dynamics of rapidly transforming
societies in the region in the twenty-first century. It explores
the formation and contestation of social identities, new
subjectivities and cultural imaginations, as well as to build new
approaches to the study of Asia. Focussing on Indonesia, the
project examines intersecting and competing identities along
gender, ethnicity, class and national/regional/cosmopolitan lines.
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