President Jokowi's 'ordinary' style : simplicity and the 'wealth of poverty'?
Farish, A Noor
Date of Issue2014
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Indonesia's recently-elected President Joko Widodo has captured the attention of the world media by his manner of dress and unassuming character. But this simple self-presentation has a long history in Southeast Asia, where assuming an ordinary character is also a form of cultural capital that carries huge symbolic power.
RSIS Commentaries, 234-14
Nanyang Technological University