“In New Order Indonesia, as in many other (but not exclusively) postcolonial societies, power presents itself in excessive violence and naked brutality. No Indonesian needs any erudite philosophy or cultural criticism, French or otherwise, to tell them that power is everywhere, or how carceral their schools, offices, and factories can be.”
Heryanto, Ariel (1995) “What Does Postmodernism Do in Contemporary Indonesia?”. Sojourn, 10 (1/ April): 33-44.
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