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The Resource Indonesia etc. : exploring the improbable nation, Elizabeth Pisani

Indonesia etc. : exploring the improbable nation, Elizabeth Pisani

Label
Indonesia etc. : exploring the improbable nation
Title
Indonesia etc.
Title remainder
exploring the improbable nation
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Pisani
Title variation
  • Indonesia etcetera
  • Indonesia et cetera
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An entertaining and thought-provoking portrait of Indonesia: a rich, dynamic, and often maddening nation awash with contradictions. Jakarta tweets more than any other city on earth, but 80 million Indonesians live without electricity and many of its communities still share in ritual sacrifices. Declaring independence in 1945, Indonesia said it would 'work out the details of the transfer of power etc. as soon as possible.' With over 300 ethnic groups spread across 13,500 islands, the world's fourth most populous nation has been working on that 'etc.' ever since. Bewitched by Indonesia for twenty-five years, Elizabeth Pisani recently traveled 26,000 miles around the archipelago in search of the links that bind this impossibly disparate nation. Fearless and funny, Pisani shares her deck space with pigs and cows, bunks down in a sulfurous volcano, and takes tea with a corpse. Along the way, she observes Big Men with child brides, debates corruption and cannibalism, and ponders 'sticky' traditions that cannot be erased"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pisani, Elizabeth
Dewey number
915.98
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS620.2
LC item number
.P57 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • TRAVEL / General
  • Indonesia
  • Pisani, Elizabeth
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
Label
Indonesia etc. : exploring the improbable nation, Elizabeth Pisani
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Improbable nation -- The ties that bind -- Sticky culture -- Resident aliens -- The emperor is far away -- Happy families -- Spoils of the earth -- Profits on ice -- Historical fictions -- Misfits -- Indigenous arts -- Faith healing -- The other Indonesia
Control code
ocn857404662
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9780393088588
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014013536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023903307
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • 1159682
  • (Sirsi) o857404662
  • (OCoLC)857404662
Label
Indonesia etc. : exploring the improbable nation, Elizabeth Pisani
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Improbable nation -- The ties that bind -- Sticky culture -- Resident aliens -- The emperor is far away -- Happy families -- Spoils of the earth -- Profits on ice -- Historical fictions -- Misfits -- Indigenous arts -- Faith healing -- The other Indonesia
Control code
ocn857404662
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9780393088588
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014013536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023903307
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • 1159682
  • (Sirsi) o857404662
  • (OCoLC)857404662

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