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TOLAK TIPU, LAWAN LUPA: PEMBANTAIAN MASSAL 1965-1966

Prior, John (2015) TOLAK TIPU, LAWAN LUPA: PEMBANTAIAN MASSAL 1965-1966. Jurnal Ledalero: Wacana Iman dan Kebudayaan, 14 (1). pp. 3-10. ISSN 1412-5420

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    Abstract

    After looking at divergent ways of interpreting history, the author focuses on the "hidden" massacre of 1965/1966 in Indonesia, on an area not covered in historiography, namely the district of Maumere in Flores in the Province of NTT. The author then introduces a few writings on the subject, van Klinken's study of the murder of Jan Djong in Maumere, Mery Kolimon's study of the mentality of the perpetrators, including her father, Karen Campbell-Nelson's study of survivors, Justin Wejak's analysis of the politics of fear, and Yosef Keladu and Martin Daven's analyses of the 1965/1966 massacres through the work of Hanna Adrendt. As the two films of Joshua Oppenheimer show (The Act of Killing (2012) and The Look of Silence (2015) the climate of fear and retribution still restricts such exposures such that true reconciliation is not yet possible.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
    Keywords (separated by commas): Indonesia, 1965/1966 massacre, victims, survivors, perpetrators, politics of fear
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
    Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
    Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): D - Missiology
    D - Pastoral Studies
    Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
    Depositing User: Dr John Prior
    Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2016 10:44
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2016 10:44
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1885

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