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Publication . Article . 2015


Postcolonial Indo (Eurasian) communities in Indonesia and the Netherlands
Rosalind Hewett;
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Published: 09 Feb 2015 Journal: Indonesia and the Malay World, volume 43, pages 191-206 (issn: 1363-9811, eissn: 1469-8382, Copyright policy )
Publisher: Informa UK Limited
In many parts of Asia, the long history of Western colonialism created communities tracing their ancestry to both Asia and Europe, with a cultural heritage that drew from multiple traditions. This article looks at what happened to one such community, the Indo-Europeans (or Indos), after Indonesia's independence in 1949. The majority went to the Netherlands, while a smaller number stayed in Indonesia. The long process of decolonisation in both countries has led to diverging memories and identities, with each group drawing on the broader tropes of their national and regional contexts in the ways in which they relate to their past and to each other. Decolonisation, for postcolonial communities that trace their origins beyond national boundaries, did not end with independence and the withdrawal of colonial powers. It is an ongoing process.
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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Anthropology History Colonialism Independence media_common.quotation_subject media_common Decolonization Cultural heritage


Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Anthropology, Geography, Planning and Development

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