The Phantom World of Digul: Policing as Politics in Colonial Indonesia, 1926-1941
Forthcoming! To be published August 2021.
by Takashi Shiraishi
How did the government deploy political policing to achieve its policy objectives? What were the consequences and challenges for Indonesian activists? How was the government able to fashion its policing apparatus as the most potent instrument to achieve peace and order when the Great Depression hit the Indies, nationalist and communist forces were gaining strength in other places of the world and war was coming both in Europe and Asia? This long-awaited sequel to the author's acclaimed An Age in Motion: Popular Radicalism in Java, 1912-1926, attempts to answer these questions.
“A life-long project comes to its magnificent culmination with Shiraishi’s new book, a worthy sequel to his Age in Motion.” - Rudolf Mrázek, author of Engineers of Happy Land.
Kyoto CSEAS Series on Asian Studies
Publication Year: 2021
360pp || 229 x 153 mm
9 b/w images
NUS Press & Kyoto University Press