The semiotics of violence Ninja, sorcerers, and state terror in post-Soeharto Indonesia

Retsikas, Konstantinos
March 2006
Journal of the Humanities & Social Sciences of Southeast Asia & ;2006, Vol. 162 Issue 1, p56
Academic Journal
The article examines the implications of the series of killings that took place in Java, Indonesia, after President Suharto resigned from power. These so-called "ninja killings" meant that the New Order and Suharto were now connected with the forces of disruption and death, as localities reclaimed their right to use force.


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