Pipit Rochijat's subversive mythologies: the Suharto era and beyond

Clark, Marshall 2006, Pipit Rochijat's subversive mythologies: the Suharto era and beyond, Asian folklore studies, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 21-44.

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Title Pipit Rochijat's subversive mythologies: the Suharto era and beyond
Author(s) Clark, Marshall
Journal name Asian folklore studies
Volume number 65
Issue number 1
Start page 21
End page 44
Publisher Nanzan University
Place of publication Nagoya, Japan
Publication date 2006
ISSN 0385-2342
0388-0370
Keyword(s) Pipie Rochijat
modern Indonesian literature
Javanese wayang shadow puppet theatre
Mahabharata
Ramayana
Summary This article examines Indonesian émigré Pipit Rochijat's attempts to adapt and renew the tales of the traditional shadow theatre, the wayang. The significance of Pipit's subversive mythologies lies in the historical context in which these reinterpretations occurred: at the height of Suharto's New Order regime in the mid 1980s. At a time when censorship and self-censorship had virtually crippled the critical impulse of Indonesian cultural expression, the return to mythology was in a significant sense an attempt to evade, critique, and undermine the authorities. By appropriating the very same symbols and language in which the New Order authoritarian regime had manipulated so effectively, Indonesian dissidents such as Pipit discovered the perfect symbolic weapon with which to radicalize their opposition.
Notes Later title : Asian Ethnology
Language eng
Field of Research 200516 Indonesian Literature
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©Nanzan University
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004319

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of International and Political Studies
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