Wacana, Journal of The Humanities of Indonesia

Wacana, Journal of The Humanities of Indonesia is a scholarly journal accredited by Decree of the Directorate-General of Higher Education of the Ministry of National Education, Republic of Indonesia No. 81/DIKTI/Kep/2011, 15 November 2011. This journal of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Indonesia is a medium for scholarly discussion, description, and surveys concerning literature, linguistics, archaeology, history, philosophy, library and information studies, religion, art, and interdisciplinary studies. The journal is published twice a year, every April and October.


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Vol 13, No 1 (2011): Charting borders

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Mending the imaginary wall between Indonesia and Malaysia The case of maritime delimitation in the waters off Tanjung Berakit Untitled
Crossing the border Historical and linguistic divides among the Bunaq in central Timor
Some introductory notes on the development and characteristics of Sabah Malay Untitled
Sailing the Archipelago in a boat of rhymes Pantun in the Malay world Untitled
A people-state negotiation in a borderland A case study of the Indonesia–Malaysia frontier in Sebatik Island Untitled
Moving in a hierarchized landscape Changing border regimes in Central Kalimantan Untitled
Contested meaning of the nation-state through historical border narratives A case study of the Batang Kanyau Iban, West Kalimantan Untitled
The language attitude of border peoples Insular Riau, West Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, North Sulawesi, and the Eastern Sunda Islands Untitled

Book Reviews

Nyai dan pergundikan di Hindia-Belanda Untitled
Only a girl; Menantang phoenix Untitled
René T.A. Lysloff, Srikandhi dances lènggèr; A performanca of music and shadow theater in Central Java. Leiden: KITLV Press, 2009, viii + 571 pp. [Verhandelingen 248.] ISBN 978-90-6718-298-0. Price: EUR 39,50 (soft cover). PDF
Liesbeth Ouwehand, Herinneringen in beeld; Fotoalbums uit Nederlands-Indië. Leiden: KITLV Uitgeverij, 2009, 262 pp. + 200 photos. ISBN 978 90 6718 330 7. Price: EUR 24,90 (hard cover). PDF
Uli Kozok, Utusan damai di kemelut perang; Peran zending dalam perang Toba. Jakarta: Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia, École française d’Extrême-Orient, Pusat Studi Sejarah dan Ilmu-Ilmu Sosial Unimed, Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Jakarta, 2010, 219 pp. ISBN 978- PDF
Tony Day and Maya H.T. Liem (eds), Cultures at war; The Cold War and cultural expressions in Southeast Asia. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2010, vii + 287 pp. ISBN 978-0-877-27751-4. Price: USD 25.95 (soft cover). PDF