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    “A Strange Industrial Order:” Indonesia’s racialized plantation ecologies and anticolonial estate worker rebellions

    Tilley, Lisa (2020) “A Strange Industrial Order:” Indonesia’s racialized plantation ecologies and anticolonial estate worker rebellions. History of the Present 10 (1), ISSN 2159-9785. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    The plantation continues to expand across contemporary frontiers, remaking social orders and ravaging ecologies in the service of value extraction through commodity production. This article revisits the ‘strange industrial order’ of the plantation in 1950s Indonesia at a time of deep contestation in which estate workers were organizing to reinvigorate the unfulfilled goals of anticolonial struggles. Reading this moment through the anxieties of European planters in the British archive, I argue that these struggles deeply disturbed the localized racial labor order of the plantation, while also working against the extractive tributaries of the international order. Further, the article suggests that keeping alive a historical consciousness around how industrial racial regimes are produced, disturbed, and fractured is vital to countering the harms of our plantation present.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This journal is moving from University of Illinois Press to Duke University Press.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Lisa Tilley
    Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2019 09:30
    Last Modified: 22 Sep 2019 19:16
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/28627

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