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The Vernacular Press and the Emergence of Modern Indonesian Consciousness

Ahmat Adam
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A unique study of the growth and development of the Indonesian press and its influence on the birth of a modern Indonesian socioeconomic and political consciousness. Studies the history of the vernacular press in Indonesia with far- reaching arguments that link the rise of the press to the emergence of a modern national consciousness and the subsequent need for national unity. It details the evolution of the vernacular press: originating from colonial influences, the Indonesian press began to fight colonial influence and stimulate modernity and growth. It also examines the development of modern Indonesian society and the spread of its intellectual underpinnings. An interesting study of an important topic that is often overlooked and understudied, this work presents a wealth of information for the understanding of an era.1995. 220 pages

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