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Reviewer Meets Reviewed - Of Self and Injustice
Thursday 03 June 2010
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REVIEWER MEETS REVIEWED

SEMINAR SERIES AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM’S CENTRE FOR ANTHROPOLOGY

Of Self and Injustice: Autobiography and Repression in Modern Indonesia

When: Thursday, June 3rd at 10am (tea and coffee from 9:30)

Where: Centre for Anthropology, British Museum

The British Museum’s Centre for Anthropology, in collaboration with the Royal Anthropological Institute, will be concluding its series of encounters between authors and their reviewers with a seminar discussion between Prof. C. W. Watson (Kent), author of Of Self and Injustice, and Prof. R. H. Barnes (Oxford), who reviewed the work for JRAI.

Since the downfall of Soeharto in 1998 many autobiographical writings have appeared in Indonesia from the pens of those who were marginalised by his so-called New Order regime.

Of Self and Injustice examines representative autobiographies of several such individuals. Taken together they offer an alternative account of what it meant to live through that period for people who in different ways suffered from political oppression and social exclusion. They seek to recover lost memories of a traumatic period in Indonesia’s recent past, revealing the human cost at which economic development occurred between 1965-1998.

This is a free event.

Please email Stefan Marianski for bookings and enquires.