From Subjects to Citizens
Author: Lyn Parker
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Maps, Tables and Figures A Note on Names, Pseudonyms and Spelling Glossary
Section I. Introduction 1. Reflections on the Study of Bali and the Nation-State 2. Introducing Brassika
Section II. Land, Caste and Massacre 3. Land: Its Significance and Distribution 4. Memories of Massacre
Section III. Creating Order 5. From Subjects to Citizens 6. Pembangunan and Patronage Section IV.
Women as Subject Citizens 7. Sexuality, Fertility and Family Planning 8. "Rational and Dynamic"
Birthing Practices Section V. Schooling the Child Citizen 9. The Introduction of Schooling 10. Making
Citizens in School Section VI. Conclusion Bibliography Index
This book analyses the processes by which conservative and introverted Balinese villagers have been
incorporated into the Indonesian nation-state. It explores the changing social relations of villagers in their
transformation from being subjects of their local 'king' to anonymous citizens of the Republic of Indonesia.
Although the national unity of Indonesia is now hotly contested, the Suharto regime was long-lived and a
development success story. This book is significant because it shows how we can understand Indonesia
in its efforts to become a nation-state. While not in any way attempting to apologize for or glorify the
Suharto regime, this study is unusual in showing that the experience of many Indonesian citizens was
not of a menacing and coercive state but of a modernizing and developmentalist nation-state.