Indonesia in transition
Provisional title monograph: Dust of the Revolution. Vigilantes and Militia in Central Java in the early 1950s.
In the monograph, to be written by Peter Keppy and Abdul Wahid, state-society relations are central and will be examined through four closely interrelated issues: 1) the return of former freedom fighters to society; 2) insurgency and crime, 3) vigilantism, 4 ) the subcontracting of security tasks to private citizens
Another projected edited volume will be about the return of former combatants to society in post-colonial Africa and Asia edited by Roel Frakking (KITLV) Peter Keppy & Abdul Wahid. The volume’s provisional title is: When the war was over. Trajectories of former combatants in Asia and Africa, 1945-present.
To get the edited volume together two workshops have been convened in Jan 2019 and Nov 2020. One more is planned in Sept 2021, but this one would technically fall outside the official project period.
A chapter has been drafted for the Oxford University Handbook on Colonial Insurgencies and Counterinsurgencies (eds. Martin Thomas & Gareth Curless) : ‘Insurgencies in early post-colonial Indonesia (Peter Keppy, Bart Luttikhuis & Abdul Wahid).
Financiated by NWO
Bart Luttikhuis (KITLV, until sept 2020); Roel Frakking (KITL, from Sept 2020); Abdul Wahid (UGM)