An Analysis of Multicultural Nationalism as Empowerment in Javanese/Indonesian Politics

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Essay #: 060696
Total text length is 14,895 characters (approximately 10.3 pages).

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An Analysis of Multicultural Nationalism as Empowerment in Javanese/Indonesian Politics
This paper will be used to analyze the ways in which the differing dialects and languages in Indonesia form a multicultural nationalistic diversity in the interpersonal politics of the Javanese people. A wide varieties of dialects are spoken by Javanese people, reflecting a great diversity of foreign cultures, such as Chinese languages. This variety is an example of the use of language as a power construct will examined in ways that Indonesian people can political and socially empower themselves against Indonesian elitist class hierarchies. Also, when analyzing these different blends of Javanese languages spoken in Indonesia, one can understand how this...
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.....chieving the goal of breaking down class hierarchies and dissolving elitist notions of nationalism in the restricted confines of Indonesian as a linguistic heritage.
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