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The Resource The killing season : a history of the Indonesian massacres, 1965-66, Geoffrey B. Robinson

The killing season : a history of the Indonesian massacres, 1965-66, Geoffrey B. Robinson

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The killing season : a history of the Indonesian massacres, 1965-66
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The killing season
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a history of the Indonesian massacres, 1965-66
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Geoffrey B. Robinson
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eng
Summary
"Explores one of the largest and swiftest, yet least examined, instances of mass killing and incarceration in the twentieth century--the shocking antileftist purge that gripped Indonesia in 1965-66, leaving some five hundred thousand people dead and more than a million others in detention. An expert in modern Indonesian history, genocide, and human rights, Geoffrey Robinson sets out to account for this violence and to end the troubling silence surrounding it. In doing so, he sheds new light on broad and enduring historical questions. How do we account for instances of systematic mass killing and detention? Why are some of these crimes remembered and punished, while others are forgotten? What are the social and political ramifications of such acts and such silence? Challenging conventional narratives of the mass violence of 1965-66 as arising spontaneously from religious and social conflicts, Robinson argues convincingly that it was instead the product of a deliberate campaign, led by the Indonesian Army. He also details the critical role played by the United States, Britain, and other major powers in facilitating mass murder and incarceration. Robinson concludes by probing the disturbing long-term consequences of the violence for millions of survivors and Indonesian society as a whole"--
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"Explores one of the largest and swiftest, yet least examined, instances of mass killing and incarceration in the twentieth century--the shocking antileftist purge that gripped Indonesia in 1965-66, leaving some five hundred thousand people dead and morethan a million others in detention. An expert in modern Indonesian history, genocide, and human rights, Geoffrey Robinson sets out to account for this violence and to end the troubling silence surrounding it. In doing so, he sheds new light on broad and enduring historical questions. How do we account for instances of systematic mass killing and detention? Why are some of these crimes remembered and punished, while others are forgotten? What are the social and political ramifications of such acts and such silence? Challenging conventional narratives of the mass violence of 1965-66 as arising spontaneously from religious and social conflicts, Robinson argues convincingly that it was instead the product of a deliberate campaign, led by the Indonesian Army.He also details the critical role played by the United States, Britain, and other major powers in facilitating mass murder and incarceration. Robinson concludes by probing the disturbing long-term consequences of the violence for millions of survivors and Indonesian society as a whole"--
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10622174
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1957-
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Robinson, Geoffrey
Dewey number
303.609598
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HN710.Z9
LC item number
V568 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Human rights and crimes against humanity
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  • Coup d'état (Indonesia : 1965)
  • Political violence
  • Political atrocities
  • Political prisoners
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • Political atrocities
  • Political prisoners
  • Political violence
  • Politics and government
  • Indonesia
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adult
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a history of the Indonesian massacres, 1965-66
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The killing season : a history of the Indonesian massacres, 1965-66, Geoffrey B. Robinson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
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Contents
Introduction -- Preconditions -- Pretext -- Cold war -- Mass killing -- The army's role -- "A gleam of light in Asia" -- Mass incarceration -- Release, restrict, discipline, and punish -- Truth and justice? -- Violence, legacies, silence
Control code
1954569
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 429 pages
Isbn
9780691161389
Lccn
2017039519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691161389
  • (OCoLC)983824997
Label
The killing season : a history of the Indonesian massacres, 1965-66, Geoffrey B. Robinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Preconditions -- Pretext -- Cold war -- Mass killing -- The army's role -- "A gleam of light in Asia" -- Mass incarceration -- Release, restrict, discipline, and punish -- Truth and justice? -- Violence, legacies, silence
Control code
1954569
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 429 pages
Isbn
9780691161389
Lccn
2017039519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691161389
  • (OCoLC)983824997

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