The Indonesian Genocide of 1965

Causes, Dynamics and Legacies

  • Katharine McGregor
  • Jess Melvin
  • Annie Pohlman

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Genocide book series (PSHG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Katharine McGregor, Jess Melvin, Annie Pohlman
    Pages 1-26
  3. Jess Melvin, Annie Pohlman
    Pages 27-47
  4. New Empirical Research and Interpretations

  5. Legacies of the Indonesian Genocide

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 357-386

About this book


This collection of essays by Indonesian and foreign contributors offers new and highly original analyses of the mass violence in Indonesia which began in 1965 and its aftermath. Fifty years on from one the largest genocides of the twentieth century, they probe the causes, dynamics and legacies of this violence through the use of a wide range of sources and different scholarly lenses.
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Editors and affiliations

  • Katharine McGregor
    • 1
  • Jess Melvin
    • 2
  • Annie Pohlman
    • 3
  1. 1.University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.University of QueenslandSt. LuciaAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71454-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71455-4
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