Sony Karsono

Sony Karsono
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Global Campus) · Malay-Indonesian Interpretation and Translation

PhD
I am currently working on a cultural history of twentieth-century Jakarta.

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Introduction
Sony Karsono is Assistant Professor at the Department of Malay-Indonesian Interpretation and Translation, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Yongin, South Korea. He specializes in Southeast Asian Studies. His current project is on the cultural and intellectual history of Jakarta, 1950-1998.
Additional affiliations
September 2020 - present
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Global Campus)
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • I teach courses on the history, societies, and cultures of Malaysia and Indonesia.
March 2018 - August 2020
Sejong University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • I taught "Modern World History" and "Language and Society."
August 2017 - December 2017
Asia Culture Center
Position
  • Fellow
Education
August 2007 - September 2013
Ohio University
Field of study
  • History
August 2003 - August 2005
Ohio University
Field of study
  • Southeast Asian Studies
August 1991 - February 1998
Airlangga University
Field of study
  • Psychology

Publications

Publications (13)
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By examining the life and works of the popular novelist Motinggo Busye, this article explores the Indonesian middle class’ emotional experience of economic modernisation under the New Order (1966–98). One of the unintended consequences of rapid economic growth during this period was what some middle class Indonesians perceived as the disintegration...
Article
Using as a prism the symbiosis between flânerie and the consumption and production of popular culture, this article reconstructs the intellectual history of Jakarta’s encounter with economic modernisation under Indonesia’s New Order (1966–98). By analysing the life of novelist Teguh Esha (b. 1947) and his Ali Topan trilogy, the article highlights t...
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In late New Order Indonesia, industrialization generated among Jakarta’s intellectuals a sense of entrapment in an ‘onrushing century’ where the storm of progress had thrown their life into turmoil. What did it mean for them to find their urban experiences structured by this turmoil, which poet Afrizal Malna called an ‘architecture of rain’? Sensin...
Book
Ideas—in their interaction with economic, political, and technological forces—play a strategic role in social transformation. What were the fundamental ideas that shaped New Order Indonesia? Where did these ideas come from? What were their consequences once they were implemented? These are the questions that the book explores.
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In the early 20th-century Dutch East Indies, through domestic espionage and scholarly research, the colonial state produced strategic knowledge about its Native subjects. The state used such knowledge to keep the Natives under control. House of Glass, the fourth and last novel in Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s “Buru Quartet,” offers a fictionalized histor...
Thesis
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This dissertation tackles one central problem: What were the intellectual and social origins of New Order Indonesia (1966-1998)? The analytic lens that this study employs to examine this society is the Indonesian middling classes' pursuit of modernity. The dissertation comes in two parts. Part One reconstructs the evolution of the Indonesian middli...
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Title from PDF t.p. Thesis (M.A.)--Ohio University, August, 2005. Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-274) Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader. Available online via OhioLINK's ETD Center.
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Studi ini bertujuan mengkonstruksikan konsekwensi-konsekwensi positif yang biasa diperoleh bila sebuah dialog rekonsiliasi dapat berlangsung secara alamiah. Hal ini muskil diperoleh ditengah konflik berkepanjang di Maluku. Karena itu, dirancang sebuah riset yang menggabungkan kajian kualitatif dan analisi trend, melalui metode Scenario Plannning. H...

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