Robbie Peters


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 Robbie Peters lectures in anthropology of development at the University of Sydney.  His primary research at present concerns the interaction of globalization and violence in processes of u

 Robbie Peters lectures in anthropology of development at the University of Sydney.  His primary research at present concerns the interaction of globalization and violence in processes of uneven economic development in urban Southeast Asia.  This interest is reflected in “Surabaya” where he has conducted many years of fieldwork in a poor inner urban neighbourhood.

He has also authored works about the emerging hypermodern retails economy in Indonesia and the related burning down of traditional markets, clearance of street vendors and city beautification campaigns.  Some of Peters’ new research centres on work in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 

Robbie Peters is director of the Master of Development Studies Program and runs courses in development studies, the anthropology of development, the anthropology of Southeast Asia and ethnographic research and writing.

Books by this author

Surabaya, 1945–2010

Neighbourhood, State and Economy in Indonesia’s City of Struggle

  • Not just an urban study but views Indonesian history from below.
  • A rich ethnographic description of how kampung residents struggle for survival in the shadow of Indonesia’s tumultuous economic growth and political reform.
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