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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Contrast of New Order boom with Old Order stagnation would have been cliche
rather than history. The relevant precedent for the New Order seemed rather to
be the boom of the early decades of the twentieth century. My research confirmed
showing that the city's twentieth-century cycle of boom -stagnation- boom
coincided with its involvement, disengagement, and reintegration with the world
economy. Photos are used extensively to illustrate and reinforce the text. Like the
The unanticipated demand arising from the postwar boom led to extension of the
bulk-handling berths and steps were taken to expedite completion of the two
inner-harbor piers, for which berth options were fully allocated. Then the boom ...