Stories About ‘Culture’

The following stories talk about the subject ‘Culture’.

Female Circumcision

Thursday, August 31st, 2006, by . 235 Comments

The Ulema Council, Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI), says female circumcision is necessary for Muslims.


Pluralism on the Wane

Friday, August 18th, 2006, by . 5 Comments

An overview of the tolerance situation in Indonesia today.


Muslimah Gothess

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006, by . 113 Comments

As globalization advances strange and interesting mixes of cultures, East and West, are produced.


General Suharto

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006, by . No Comments

Some interesting works on Mohamed Suharto, or Soeharto, former president of Indonesia including some works of biography.


Indonesian Gamelan Music

Sunday, June 18th, 2006, by . 1 Comment

The music and instruments of Indonesian Gamelan.


Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Saturday, April 29th, 2006, by . 5 Comments

In a country where literature struggles to find much of a place in the life of the people Pramoedya Ananta Toer stands out. He died today at his home in Jakarta, 9.00 am, Sunday 30th April 2006.


Arab or Indonesian?

Saturday, March 11th, 2006, by . No Comments

A good article in Tempo magazine appeared recently on the matter of the anti-pornography and indecency bill that framed the question in terms of a conflict between Arab cultural imperialism (Islam) and native Indonesian culture.


Reactions to Pornography Bill

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006, by . No Comments

A roundup of some of the current opinions regarding the proposed new law against indecency and pornography.


Porn & Pornoaksi

Saturday, March 4th, 2006, by . 11 Comments

The contradictions at the heart of the make up of the Indonesian nation are on display in a somewhat comical way presently in the attempts by Islamist lawmakers in Jakarta to enact a new, draconian law against pornography (pornografi) and supposed public indecency (pornoaksi).


On the Scrapheap of History

Monday, February 20th, 2006, by . 8 Comments

The Arab-Muslim culture that has been brought to Indonesia is doomed.


Asmat Tribe Wood Sculptures

Monday, January 23rd, 2006, by . 1 Comment

The Asmat culture of Papua, or Irian Jaya, their rituals, dress, and handicrafts holds some interest. Their woodcarving designs in particular are renowned throughout the world.


Transvestite Contest

Saturday, December 31st, 2005, by . 12 Comments

A transvestite contest causes a stir in Sumatra.


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