On the Subject of 'Java'

On the Subject of "Java"

John Pemberton
What are the limits of cultural critique? What are the horizons? What are the political implications? John Pemberton explores these questions in this far-reaching ethnographic and historical interpretation of cultural discourse in Indonesia since 1965.

"This is a wonderful book—insightful, funny, engrossing. Through the subject of 'Java,' it subtly but surely turns over the way we think about the culture of politics and the politics of culture. Everyone who cares about comparative cultural studies should read it."—Anna Tsing, author of In the Realm of the Diamond Queen: Marginality in an Out-of-the-Way Place