The Newsletter 58 Autumn 2011


Andy Fuller

A review of two films on power: Performances of Authority and Being prominent in Indonesia, a day in the life of Ibu Mooryati.

Research sometimes serves to deconstruct power relations: to show how some groups are disenfranchised, marginalised or removed from histories of nations through literature, film or other cultural practices. Academic work, in such cases, provides theoretical and direct criticisms of how power structures, institutions, politicians and others, assert power.

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