Mass Violence and the End of the Dutch Colonial Empire in Indonesia
Title: Mass Violence and the End of the Dutch Colonial Empire in Indonesia
Citation: Special Issue of the Journal of Genocide Research, 2012, 14, 3–4
ISSN: 1462-3528; 1469-9494
A recent strand of research in genocide studies emphasizes the intimate connections and the porous boundary between imperial and colonial violence and genocidal practices. So far, the British and German settler colonies have been the subject of such attention, but more imperial contexts need to be studied to allow for a nuanced and truly global analysis of these connections. One such context that has received too little attention in the English language scholarship is that of the Dutch imperial presence in the Indonesian archipelago. This imperial scene, which is generally not perceived as an instance of settler colonialism, helps us discuss the links between mass violence and colonialism/imperialism more generally. The Journal of Genocide Research accordingly publishes these original contributions on this topic from a variety of perspectives: the history of violence and (counter)insurgency, decolonization, and memory.
Table of Contents:
-- Introduction: Mass violence and the end of the Dutch colonial empire in Indonesia, Bart Luttikhuis and A. Dirk Moses 257 -- Articles: -- Colonial warfare and military ethics in the Netherlands East Indies, 1816–1941, Petra Groen 277 -- Genocide in the Kampongs? Dutch nineteenth century colonial warfare in Aceh, Sumatra, Emmanuel Kreike 297 -- Learning on ‘the job’: Dutch war volunteers entering the Indonesian war of independence, 1945–46, Peter Romijn 317 -- ‘Who wants to cover everything, covers nothing’: the organization of Indigenous security forces in Indonesia, 1945–50, Roel Frakking 337 -- The killing of Dutch and Eurasians in Indonesia’s national revolution (1945–49): a ‘brief genocide’ reconsidered, William H. Frederick 359 -- Anti-Chinese violence in Java during the Indonesian Revolution, 1945–49, Mary Somers Heidhues 381 -- ‘Not a colonial war’: Dutch film propaganda in the fight against Indonesia, 1945–49, Gerda Jansen Hendriks 403 -- Cleo’s ‘unfinished business’: coming to terms with Dutch war crimes in Indonesia’s war of independence, Stef Scagliola 419 -- Colonial memory and forgetting in the Netherlands and Indonesia, Paul Bijl 441 -- Competitive or multidirectional memory? The interaction between postwar and postcolonial memory in the Netherlands, Iris Van Ooijen and Ilse Raaijmakers 463 -- Epilogue: On genocide and mass violence in colonial Indonesia, Remco Raben 485 -- Book reviews 503
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