Surabaya, City of Work: A Socioeconomic History, 1900-2000
Ohio University Press, 2002 - 541 halaman
Surabaya is Indonesia's second largest city but is not well known to the outside world. Yet in 1900, Surabaya was a bigger city than Jakarta and one of the main commercial centers of Asia. Collapse of sugar exports during the 1930s depression, followed by the Japanese occupation, revolution, and independence, brought on a long period of stagnation and retreat from the international economy. Not until the export boom of the 1990s did Surabaya regain prominence as Southeast Asia's leading non-capital-city industrial area.
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By November 1958 almost fortyfive hundred prostitutes ( and about seven
hundred pimps ) were registered with the police ( SP , 5 / 11 / 58 ) . Brothel
kampungs were located on the periphery and physical conditions were often
With a commission of Rp 15 million , the YKP was able to increase construction
from just fourteen units in 1970 to a total of twelve hundred units by 1976 . An
economic environment of low inflation enabled the YKP to be reestablished on a
three and eight hundred day laborers . The size of the floating coolie workforce
underlines the difficulty , which also shows up in the 1930 census ( see chap . 3 )
, of any accurate enumeration of the industrial workforce . The arsenal ( sixteen ...