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Repertoires of European Panic and Indigenous Recaptures in Late Colonial Indonesia

  • Vincent HoubenEmail author
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Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Abstract

This chapter surveys a series of crisis situations in colonial Indonesia between the 1890s and early 1940s which invoked fear, angst and even panic among Europeans. In these the incongruity between representations of stability and the actual fragility of the modernizing imperial order became evident. European panic was primarily linked to frontiers of violence, on the battefield and in the workplace. Angst, which provoked repression, grew when Indonesians started to contest Dutch power with anti-imperial and modernist Islamic ideas. The political awakening of Asia as well as Japanese expansion increased colonial anxieties further.

Keywords

Colonial Rule Governor General Indigenous Society Late Colonial Colonial Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Asien- und AfrikawissenschaftenHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

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