Language, power, and ideology in Brunei Darussalam
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 232-258) and index. 1. The Fundaments of Power in Brunei Darussalam -- 2. The Origins of a Brunei Literate Tradition -- 3. The Rise of Bureaucratic Literacy -- 4. The Wartime Legacy -- 5. The Origins and Development of a Brunei Media -- 6. Postwar Education and the Rise of Literacy -- 7. Language, Power, and Ideology in Brunei Darussalam -- 8. Transitions from Authoritarianism: Changes in Ideology and Culture.
- LCC: JQ1064
- Dewey Decimal: 306.2/095955
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xxxix, 284 p. ; 22 cm.
- Edition Info: (acid-free paper)
- Written communication -- Brunei -- History
- Oral tradition -- Brunei -- History
- Literacy -- Brunei -- History
- Elite (Social sciences) -- Brunei
- Language policy -- Brunei
- Power (Social sciences) -- Brunei
- Political culture -- Brunei
- Brunei -- Politics and government
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