Rifle Reports

Rifle Reports

A Story of Indonesian Independence

eBook - 2013
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On August 17, 1945, Indonesia proclaimed its independence from Dutch colonial rule. Five years later, the Republic of Indonesia was recognized as a unified, sovereign state. The period in between was a time of aspiration, mobilization, and violence, in which nationalists fought to expel the Dutch while also trying to come to grips with the meaning of "independence." Rifle Reports is an ethnographic history of this extraordinary time as it was experienced on the outskirts of the nation among Karo Batak villagers in the rural highlands of North Sumatra. Based on extensive interviews and.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780520955288
0520955285
Characteristics: 1 online resource (417 pages)

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