Ambivalent Adolescents in Indonesia
Researchers: A/Prof Pam Nilan (with L. Parker UWA, L. Bennett LTU, T. Webster UWA, K. Robinson & T. Smith ANU)
ARC Discovery Project, 2006-2010, $410,000
Indonesia's stability and prosperity are matters of great significance for Australia. Adolescents have spearheaded political and social transformations in Indonesia, but face continuing economic and social difficulties. Our project will provide Australia with knowledge about Indonesian youth culture, Islam among youth and adolescent reproductive health, enhancing understanding of social change in Indonesia and thereby contributing to Australian security in the region. Australia has been a world leader in expertise on Indonesia, but this expertise is dwindling. Our project pulls together junior and established scholars, contributing to the sustainability of Australia's pre-eminent research position in Indonesian studies.