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Language and Power: Exploring Political Cultures in Indonesia (Cornell Studies in Political Economy)

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In this lively book, Benedict R. O'G. Anderson explores the cultural and political contradictions that have arisen from two critical facts in Indonesian history: that while the Indonesian nation is young, the Indonesian nation is ancient originating in the early seventeenth-century Dutch conquests; and that contemporary politics are conducted in a new language. Bahasa Indo ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published January 10th 2006 by Equinox Publishing (Indonesia) (first published 1990)
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Language and Power is an academic text from 1990 focusing on the political cultures of Indonesia, specifically Java. For those of you that didn't immediately click away or fall asleep, L&P covers its specific subject with an admirable amount of depth. The book also served as an excellent gateway as its numerous footnotes and references introduced me to a treasure trove of other sources, academic and otherwise, I would have never found on my own.

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Anom Astika
Aug 08, 2010 rated it liked it
Awal tahun 1990 an aku membaca buku ini ketika terbit untuk pertama kalinya. Seorang kawan meminjamkan buku yang baru dibawanya dari Amerika. Jarak seminggu dua minggu kemudian kami mulai berdiskusi tentang isi buku yang ditulis oleh ahli Indonesia dari Cornell University, Ben Anderson. Beberapa dari isi buku ini adalah artikel artikel yang sudah pernah dimuat dalam jurnal Prisma, seperti artikel yang berjudul Sumbah, Sembah dan Serapah misalnya. Sejam dua jam berlalu, sang kawan lalu menawariku ...more
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ini juga sudah diterjemahin dengan bagus oleh revianto.
saya membacanya dengan judul "kuasa dan kata".
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Benedict Richard O'Gorman Anderson is Aaron L. Binenkorb Professor Emeritus of International Studies, Government & Asian Studies at Cornell University, and is best known for his celebrated book Imagined Communities, first published in 1983. Anderson was born in Kunming, China, to James O'Gorman Anderson and Veronica Beatrice Bigham, and in 1941 the family moved to California. In 1957, Anderson ...more
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