Laki-laki di ujung telepon sana yang membuat saya lega setelah sempat dilanda panik.
Katanya, seorang wanita tua mendatanginya beberapa saat lalu. Wanita itu minta bantuan untuk menghubungi nomor telepon saya yang ada di buku catatannya. Menjelang tengah malam di Terminal 2 Bandara Soekarno-Hatta. Bulan Maret 2010.
Continue reading Menjemput Alice di Cengkareng
What is seen as violence whether it is based on the identity or religious issues has been created throughout the history and mostly has been used by the political elites to strengthen their influence on the society. Continue reading Violence, Identity, and Religion
SEPASANG Tetsuo Harano memotong rangkaian pegunungan Ko’olau di tengah Pulau Oahu, Hawaii. Berada pada jalur Interstate H-3, kedua terowongan sepanjang 1,5 km ini menghubungkan Kaneohe dengan Interstate H-1 di Hālawa, dekat Pearl Harbor. Continue reading Tetsuo Harano yang Memotong Ko’olau
Pendekar-pendekar Besi Nusantara
[Diangkat dari Disertasi Stanley Ann Dunham, Peasant Blacksmithing in Indonesia: Surviving and Thriving Against all Odds, diterbikan Mizan, 2008]
Kata Pengantar oleh: Teguh Santosa
Mahasiswa University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM),
Continue reading Pendekar-pendekar Besi Nusantara
Student Affiliate East West Center (EWC)
Interdisciplinary Symposium on Muslim Asia
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Campus Center Ballroom, the UH Manoa Continue reading Interdisciplinary Symposium on Muslim Asia
IN 2005, Teguh Santosa re-published, in the online version of Rakyat Merdeka Daily, Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten’s cartoons Continue reading Resisting Fundamentalism: Perspective from an Indonesia Journalist
THE fall of Soeharto in May 1998 fundamentally changed both the political structure and the political culture within Indonesia. Continue reading Abstract: Political Islam One Decade after the fall of Soeharto
ETHNICITY commonly speaking is seen as the most major sources of conflict within society. Nevertheless, many studies find that ethnicity is not! Continue reading Ethnicity and Violence
NATIONALISM is one of significant subjects and debates in the real politics.
It is a sense that stirs group of human beings in particular territory, which share many similarities and experiences among them, to unite themselves and to form a distinct supra-organization called state. In practice, nationalism is used for the first time as a political banner in the resistance and anti-colonial movement. After that, it is used in many ways, from the political arena to the sport fields.
As a political banner of the resistance movement in modern world, nationalism movement meets its goal following a very severe political turbulence and crisis in one existing polity. After the First World War, for instance, the Ottoman severely lost many of its territory in the Middle East and the Central Asia where the people in those regions found them, culturally and historically, were different with the Turks, and were different among each other’s. Or, following the end of the Second World War, many colonized countries in Asia and Africa, proclaimed their independence from colonizers. The last significant wave of nationalism happened following the downfall of the Soviet Union and socialist block in Eastern Europe at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s. As much as 17 new countries emerged following the end of the Soviet Union and at least sevens new states proclaimed their independence following the collapse of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Continue reading On Nationalism (Again)
JUMLAH pemilih yang memberikan suara dalam sebuah pemilihan umum bukan satu-satunya indikator DEMOKRASI. Continue reading Coretan Dinding yang Terpojok di Tempat Sampah: Pemilu 2009
JAMES C. Scott’s Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcript deals with conflicting circumstances between the powerful and powerless group, between colonizer and colonized people, between the rulers and the ruled. Continue reading Question on Resistance and Hegemony
THE fall of Soeharto in May 1998 and the decline of authoritarian regime in Indonesia followed by people’s great enthusiasm for democracy has gradually and in a sense almost extremely changed both of the country’s political structure and culture. Continue reading Indonesian Political Islam: One Decade After the fall of Soeharto
KEPUTUSAN Presiden Amerika Serikat Barack Hussein Obama memperkuat pasukan AS di Afghanistan ditentang kelompok anti-perang. Continue reading Panci Pun Dipukuli untuk Menentang Obama
INDONESIAN study was directly and indirectly shaped by dynamic of the conflict between the West-capitalist and East-communist blocks throughout the Cold War drama. Continue reading Imagined Community, Imagined Study