Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Open Access Consolidating Middle Indonesia (1966–1986)

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Consolidating Middle Indonesia (1966–1986)

Access full text chapter:

  • PDF

Chapter Summary

By the mid-1970s the New Order was established in Jakarta. The commander of the armed forces was the president. The chunky designed Toyota Kijang motorcar appeared in 1977 and quickly came to symbolize middle class prosperity, also in provincial towns like Kupang. This chapter describes the consolidation phase in the provinces. It then reviews the main lines of the argument that been making about the process by which Middle Indonesia was made. Consolidation in the first place entailed neutering collective antagonists. Most to be feared for their numbers and their unpredictability were the rural and urban poor. Consolidation required strengthening internal ranks by rewarding loyalists. The chapter deals with external action against the poor and against the Chinese, and internal action in favour of loyalists. Religion played a central role in the efforts by the quintessentially petty bourgeois provincial New Order to subjugate the rural poor in NTT as well.

Keywords: armed forces; consolidation phase; Middle Indonesia; New Order



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Making of Middle Indonesia — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation