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OXFORD STUDIES ANTHROPOLOGY LANG SERIES

Other Indonesians

Nationalism in an Unnative Language

Joseph Errington

Other Indonesians

OXFORD STUDIES ANTHROPOLOGY LANG SERIES

Other Indonesians

Nationalism in an Unnative Language

OXFORD STUDIES ANTHROPOLOGY LANG SERIES: Other Indonesians

 

Other Indonesians describes the unique language dynamic which has enabled the development of modern, democratic Indonesia. J. Joseph Errington locates Indonesian not only within the institutions which give the language distinctive value in the nation, but also in the biographies of its young, educated speakers.


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Beschrijving OXFORD STUDIES ANTHROPOLOGY LANG SERIES: Other Indonesians

In 1928, members of a young subaltern Indonesian elite pirated the language of the Dutch empire, bringing the Indonesian language into being along with its nation. Today, Indonesian is the language of two hundred and forty million citizens but is the "native" language of no one.

Through rich analysis focused on the interplay of language varieties in two remote Indonesian provinces, Other Indonesians describes the unique language dynamic which has enabled the development of modern, democratic Indonesia. Complicating binaries that pit "low" against "high" Indonesian, or "standard" against "mixed," J. Joseph Errington argues that it is precisely the un-ethnic, non-territorial quality of Indonesian that enables its speakers to express themselves as members of a
national community. This detailed account locates Indonesian not only within the institutions which give it distinctive value in the nation, but also in the biographies of its young, educated speakers. With a nuanced understanding of national identity, this book shows how careful analysis of Indonesia can
provide insight into broader dynamics of postcolonial nationalism in a globalizing world.


ISBN
9780197563670
Pagina's
168
Verschijnt
Serie
OXFORD STUDIES ANTHROPOLOGY LANG SERIES
NUR
610
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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