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Description - Solo in the New Order by James T. Siegel

In this brilliant ethnography of contemporary Java, James Siegel analyzes how language operates to organize and to order an Indonesian people. Despite the imposition of Suharto's New Order, the inhabitants of the city of Solo continue to adhere to their own complex ideas of deference and hierarchy through translation between high and low Javanese speech styles. Siegel uncovers moments when translation fails and compulsive mimicry ensues. His examination of communication and its failures also exposes the ways a culture reconstitutes itself. It leads to insights into the "accidents" that precede the formulations of culture as such.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691000855
ISBN-10: 0691000859
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Pages: 350
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 7-Sep-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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