Table of contents for Engineers of happy land : technology and nationalism in a colony / Rudolf Mrazek.


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Counter List of Illustrations xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Preface xv
ONE: Language as Asphalt 1
Bare Feet 1
Hard and Clean Roads 4
Struggle for the Roads 8
Language-game 18
Bahasa Indonesia, "Indonesian Language" 31
TWO: Towers 43
Homes on Wheels and Floating Homes 43
The Cities 52
The Camps 60
The Towers 73
THREE: From Darkness to Light 85
The City of Light 85
Dactyloscopy 97
The Floodlight 103
The Sublime 112
The Mirror 120
FOUR: Indonesian Dandy 129
The Dolls 129
The Modern Times 130
Nationalism and the Birth of the Dandy 143
The Death of the Dandy 147
The Parade 154
FIVE: Let Us Become Radio Mechanics 161
The Metaphor 161
The Thing 166
The Voice 174
The Closed Circuits 182
The Mechanics 189
EPILOGUE: Only the Deaf Can Hear Well 193
Sjahrir Recalled 193
Memories of Holland 197
Time in Three Dimensions 202
Bacteria 204
The Splendid Radio 207
The Mouth of Karundeng 210
Sportsmen-Dandies-Jokers-Engineers 215
Ear Culture 220
The Happy End 222
Notes 235
Sources 285
Index 303


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Indonesia Civilization 20th century, Technology Social aspects Indonesia, Nationalism and technology Indonesia, Nationalism Indonesia History 20th century