• Andy Fuller


Football—or, sepakbola in Indonesian—is virtually entirely absent from research on Indonesia. This is despite the deeply imbedded nature of football in the everyday life of the Indonesian nation. The purpose of this chapter is explore some of the main trends in Indonesia’s footballing culture and trajectory. Authors such as Dorsey and Sebastian (2014, JAMA 14 (5): 615–634) and Colombijn (2000, JAMA 59: 171–200) have provided details on the emergence of the national leagues as well as the game’s problematic cross-over with party politics. This chapter explores more recent developments in fan culture; rivalries and the relation to urban space and city-based identity formation.


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  • Andy Fuller
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  1. 1.The Asia InstituteThe University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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