Contentious	Belonging:	The	Place	of	Minorities	in	Indonesia	(The	Mobilisation	of	Intolerance	and	Its	Trajectories:	Indonesian	Muslims’	Views	of	Religious	Minorities	and	Ethnic	Chinese)
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Contentious Belonging: The Place of Minorities in Indonesia (The Mobilisation of Intolerance and Its Trajectories: Indonesian Muslims’ Views of Religious Minorities and Ethnic Chinese)

by Marcus Mietzner ; Burhanuddin Muhtadi

Contention has surrounded the status of minorities throughout Indonesian history. Two broad polarities are evident: one inclusive of minorities, regarding them as part of the nation’s rich complexity and a manifestation of its “Unity in Diversity” motto; the other exclusive, viewing with suspicion or disdain those communities or groups that differ from the perceived majority. State and community attitudes towards minorities have fluctuated over time. Some periods have been notable for the acceptance of minorities and protection of their rights, while others have been marked by anti-minority discrimination, marginalisation and sometimes violence. 

This book explores the complex historical and contemporary dimensions of Indonesia’s religious, ethnic, LGBT and disability minorities from a range of perspectives, including historical, legal, political, cultural, discursive and social. It addresses fundamental questions about Indonesia’s tolerance and acceptance of difference, and examines the extent to which diversity is embraced or suppressed.

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  • Publisher : ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
  • Product Code : 9789814843478C09

About Author

Marcus Mietzner ; Burhanuddin Muhtadi

Marcus Mietzner is Associate Professor, Department of Political and Social Change, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University. ; Burhanuddin Muhtadi is Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Jakarta; Executive Director, Indikator Politik Indonesia, Jakarta; and Director of Public Affairs, Lembaga Survei Indonesi, Jakarta.