IJIS 4: 2017

International Journal of Indonesian Studies

ISSN 2203-4692

Issue 4: 2017

The International Journal of Indonesian Studies proudly presents the fourth issue of new scholarship from emerging Indonesian intellectuals and researchers and their global collaborators. In response to a number of challenges posed by the Open Access Movement, IJIS 4 has responded with an innovative strategy to ensure timely publication of important research articles, as well as essays, pertaining to a range of significant topics in contemporary Indonesian Studies.

“Portraiture of GUNRETNO” (Dewi Candraningrum: acrylic on 60x70cm canvas)

From the artist: Gunretno lahir dalam tradisi Sedulur Sikep masyarakat adat Samin. Sebagai ketua JMPPK, Gunretno menarasikan pentingnya merawat ibu bhumi, yang kerap ia sebut sebagai ibu pertiwi. Read the full statement.

From the Editor - Yacinta Kurniasih


Special Acknowledgements:

Stuart Robson
Matthew Piscioneri
Dewi Candraningrum
George Quinn
Julian Millie
Nicholas Metherall
Harry Aveling
Aris Huang


Investment and Imagined Identities of Biliterate Indonesian Lecturers: An Exploratory Case Study Amirullah Abduh & Martin Andrew
The Socio-Legal Construction of Ahmadiyah as a Religious Minority by Local and National Government Policy: Restrictions before the Law, a Challenge for Religious Freedom in NTB, Indonesia Catherine Koerner & Widodo Dwi Putro
Changes in Muslim Divorce Mediation in Indonesia: A Case Study of the Yogyakarta Religious Court Rita Pranawati
The Moon Dies in Northern Bekasi: Development, Impoverishment and the Irony of the Paddy Granary Khaerul Umam Noer
Javanese Traditional Healing as Practiced by the Wong Pinter in Temanggung Central Java Sartini, Supartiningsih and Luwiyanto
Forest in the Imagination of Meto People: Study of Relations between Women and the Forest Ebenhaizer I. Nuban Timo & Irene Ludji
Review: Almost Noir: Eka Kurniawan’s Vengeance is mine, all others pay cash Eric Wilson
Protecting Environment and Securing Power: Female Leaders’ Political Initiative in the Age of Climate Change in Indonesia and Japan Kurniawati Hastuti Dewi
Poetics in Indonesian-Malay Theatre: Mendu in Indonesia’s Northern Riau Islands with Special Reference to Ladun and Nasib Song Lyrics Karen Kartomi Thomas
Gender Role Ideology and Practices of the Community in As’adiyah Islamic Primary Schools Wajo, South Sulawesi, Indonesia Siti Azisah
It’s [not] just the English: Issues in the pre-departure academic orientation of international Masters and research students Matthew Piscioneri, Citra Amelia &  Wulan Fauzanna

Special feature:

An Indonesian Translation of “An Australian Conference of the Birds” pp.213-227

Edited and Introduced by Professor Harry Aveling.


Alfi Kurnianingsih

Eviliana Polsri

Bintang Alvita Wahyuningtyas

Fasrudin Arief Budiman

Fathi Mustaqim

Filmon Leonard Warouw

Irene Debby Carolina Rindorindo

Lukman Tanjung

Marike Ivone Onsu

Mia Medyana Bonaedy

Penni Patmawati Rusman

Rany Anjany Subachrum