Publication Date

1994

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Russell, Susan D.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Anthropology

LCSH

Gramsci, Antonio, 1891-1937. Quaderni del carcere||Laitin, David D. Hegemony and culture||Scott, James C. Arts of resistance||Nationalism--Indonesia

Abstract

This thesis explores processes of national identity formation within the borders of Indonesia. Through an examination of education, tourist promotion, and ethnographic information this paper considers the cultural and political content of a consciously promoted national identity. The goal of this paper is to better understand how effectively this national identity is distributed to the people of Indonesia and interpreted at the local level of society. I argue that a state-promoted hegemony of national identity is successful due to the vast mechanics of its distribution. This distribution, due to its impersonality and relative unidimensionality, successfully permeates all regions of the Indonesian archipelago.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [105]-111).

Extent

111 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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