Language, Power, & Ideology In Brunei Darussalam

Language, Power, & Ideology In Brunei Darussalam

by Geoffrey C. Gunn
     
 

Contrary to modern theories of developing nations, Brunei Darussalam, which has a very high rate of literacy, is also one of the few countries where the traditional elite retains absolute political power. Professor Gunn's comprehensive study, which assesses the state's efforts to implement national language policies, explores the aspects of the complex relationship

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Contrary to modern theories of developing nations, Brunei Darussalam, which has a very high rate of literacy, is also one of the few countries where the traditional elite retains absolute political power. Professor Gunn's comprehensive study, which assesses the state's efforts to implement national language policies, explores the aspects of the complex relationship between language and power including the oral tradition, the rise of Islamic literacy, print culture and mass literacy, and the electronic media and its effects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896801929
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1997
Series:
Southeast Asia Series
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
0.74(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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