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Creole Identity in Postcolonial Indonesia (Vol 9) (Paperback) (Knu00f6rr)

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Contributing to identity formation in ethnically and religiously diverse postcolonial societies, this book examines the role played by creole identity in Indonesia, and in particular its capital, Jakarta. While, on the one hand, it facilitates transethnic integration and promotes a specifically postcolonial sense of common nationhood due to its heterogeneous origins, creole groups of people are often perceived ambivalently in the wake of colonialism and its demise, on the other. In this book, Jacqueline Knörr analyzes the social, historical, and political contexts of creoleness both at the grassroots and the State level, showing how different sections of society engage with creole identity in order to promote collective identification transcending ethnic and religious boundaries, as well as for reasons of self-interest and ideological projects.

Number of Pages: 236.0
Genre: Social Science, History
Series Title: Integration and Conflict Studies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Berghahn Books
volume number: 9.0
Author: Knu00f6rr
Language: English
Street Date: May 14, 2018
TCIN: 53238488
UPC: 9781785338120
Item Number (DPCI): 248-58-3118

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