Indonesia Activist Library Update

Below is some short footage of the progress we have made in building the coming INDONESIA COMMUNITY AND ACTIVIST LIBRARY in the humanities and social sciences. Membership will be open to students, lecturers and activists. For more information check out this Crowdfunding Site. It has more information and also indicates how to DONATE. https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/indonesian-community-and-activist-library Or... Continue Reading →

New essay (working draft): Indonesia: 1965 and the Counter-Revolution against the Nation.

(This essay is currently being submitted to an international journal. An Indonesian language version is now being prepared and will be published in Indonesia.) Indonesia:  1965 and the Counter-Revolution against the Nation. By Max Lane +++ "The impact of the counter-revolution was, however, even deeper than the sum of these combined policies – from mass... Continue Reading →

Article Link: INDONESIA AND THE FALL OF SUHARTO: PROLETARIAN POLITICS IN THE “PLANET OF SLUMS” ERA by Max Lane

Published June 2010 in JOURNAL OF LABOR AND SOCIETY Abstract This essay summarizes some of the basic features of the “informal proletariat” in Indonesia using the definition presented in Mike Davis's Planet of the Slums. These include features that flow from the low levels of industrialization of the national economy as well as those related... Continue Reading →

ARTICLE (re-post): WHY YOU SHOULD READ INDONESIA’S “THIS EARTH OF MANKIND” by Max Lane

"In January 2014 Joshua Oppenheimer’s film on Indonesia, The Act of Killing, was nominated for an academy award, reflecting its penetration into mainstream film watching. Many people will be introduced to Indonesia by this vivid study of the country’s ruling lumpen elite. Another, very different, introduction to Indonesia might be reading Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s historical... Continue Reading →

Welcome to 2017 on MAX LANE ONLINE.COM

Welcome to 2017! (A slightly late start.) This year I will be posting regular, sometimes, longer articles on this Blog.  Some of these will be re-posts of earlier articles, but most will be new. Some will eventually, I hope, appear in magazines, journals and books. Many will be translated into Indonesian and published in books... Continue Reading →

Panel INDONESIA’S SPECTRE OF THE PAST, Singapore Writers Festival 2016

3 Panels (1) INDONESIA'S SPECTRE OF THE PAST 13 Nov, Sun 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM The Arts House, Blue Room MODERATED BY Md Imran Md Taib DESCRIPTION Writer-translator Max Lane introduced the ground-breaking works of Pramoedya Ananta Toer to the English-speaking world; and writes about his extensive experience in Indonesia, especially during the Suharto period.... Continue Reading →

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