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Chapter Outlines
1. Levinas: Freedom Through Domination
Levinas and the Philosophy of the Same
Todorov: Observing, Designating, Containing
The Human Other: an Ethical Obstacle
Concealment: Three Strategies for Maintaining Good Conscience
Postcolonial Universality: Complex Ambivalence, Political Correctness
Suppressing the Contradiction, Aggravating the Split
2. Bakhtin and Bhabha: Dialogue at the Borders
(i) From Epistemology to Enunciation: Opening the Borders of Difference
Bakhtin and the Heteroglossic Universe
Hybridisation: the Conflict and Interaction of Registers
Privileging the Enunciative: Alternative Ways of Speaking
(ii) Proximity and Liminality: Meeting at the Borders of Difference
(iii)“Material Change”: A Catalyst for Dialogue
Outlining the Chapter: a Chronology of Discourse
Koch and the Colonial Phase
Imperial Adventure: The Australian Connection
Tracing Language to Discourse
Stylising the Other: Alterity as Numinosity
Horror and Spiritual Evil
Language and the Rhetoric of Evil
Outlining the Chapter
Analytical Strategy: Jameson and a Focus on Production Rather Than Outcome
Sinfield: Faultlines and Plausible Stories
Monkeys in the Dark: A Postcolonial Rearrangement
Aesthetic Resolution: Papering Over the Cracks
Proximity: A Contradiction Challenged
Turtle Beach: Repression and Release
The Juxtaposition of Difference: Bakhtin and Butor
The Battle for Minds: Tradition Versus Freedom
The Indonesian Novel: Integrating the Opposites
Pre-independence Indonesian Prose: Negotiating the Modern
Nationalism: A Silencing from Within
Synthesis: Dancing with the Dichotomy
Speaking Over Silence: Indonesian Short Stories
“Dia Yang Menyerah”
“Sri Sumarah”
Negotiating the Extremes: An Indonesian Novel
“Debu Cinta Bertebaran”
Lateral not Lineal Orientation
Freedom within Boundaries
The Consequence of Unbounded Freedom
Contributing to the Universal
In-Between Freedom and Order
Hybridity: A Genealogy of Cultural Value
The Australian Novel and the Reclamation of the Authentic
Hybridity and the Corruption of Authenticity
The Games of the Strong and the Universal Political Paradigm
Asian Heroes: The Liberals of the East
Indonesian Heroism: An Alternative Contribution to the Hybrid
Post-authenticity: The Heroic Hybrid
Pramoedya: Universality and Individuality
Richard Rorty: Solidarity and Objectivity
‘Kampung Mentality’ and the Enlightenment
Gadis Pantai: Looking into Ideology
Community and Hierarchy
The Universal Over the Culturally Specific
The Individual Over the Communal
Umar Kayam: Cultural Specificity and Countering the Universal
The Priyayi Family: A Cultural Haven
Priyayi Genealogies
(i) Sastrodarsono
(ii) Lantip
(iii) Mukaram: Forgetting and Remembering
(iv) Marto and Seten: Ideals or Obligations
Priyayiness Through Western Eyes
Suture and Interpellation: Resisting the Hybrid
Dewi: the Indonesian / Australian Hybrid
1. Epistemic control: the Other as Diversity
Stange and the Epistemic Clash
2. Enunciative Practices: The Other as Difference
The Novels: Tourists, Travellers and Transgressors
(i) The Tourist Traps: Avarice in Wonderland
Gerson Poyk: Bali from a Balinese Perspective
(ii) The Traveller’s Tale: Matt, Marla and the Ideal Bali
(iii) The Transgressor of Discourse: the Agonism of Matt and Bali
Textualising the Other
Rejecting the Hybrid
Transgression and Madness
‘Time Lag’: Ceasing and Seizing / Unpicking and Re-linking
Gordimer and the Western Hybrid
Works Cited
The Novels:
The Short Stories:
Reviews and Articles Consulted on the Novels and Short Stories:
Blanche d’Alpuget articles:
Christopher Koch Articles:
Dewi Anggraeni Articles:
Gerard Lee Articles:
Glenda Adams Articles:
Nadine Gordimer Articles:
Pramoedya Ananta Toer Articles:
Umar Kayam Articles:
Works Consulted:
Appendix 1
A Journalistic Shift
Suharto as a New South Wales MP
Nearer and Dearer: Responsibility and Proximity
Appendix 2
Human Rights as an Australian Strategy of Control
Appendix 3
Passages from Debu Cinta Bertebaran:
Passages from Para Priyayi:
Passages from Di Bawah Matahari Bali:
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