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Rhetoric and the decolonization and recolonization of East Timor, David Hicks

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Rhetoric and the decolonization and recolonization of East Timor
Title
Rhetoric and the decolonization and recolonization of East Timor
Statement of responsibility
David Hicks
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Language
eng
Summary
"By the end of the 1960s the process of decolonization had practically run its course in Southeast Asia. One exception, however, was tiny Portuguese Timor, where notions of self-determination and independence had yet to be generated. In 1974, the Carnation Revolution in Portugal brought about the end of fifty years of dictatorship, and halfway around the world, presented a new opportunity to a small, ambitious proportion of the Timorese population, eager to shape the future of their country. This book presents a compelling and original perspective on the critical period of 1974-1975 in the history of East Timor. It describes how the language of politics helped to shape the events that brought about the decolonization of Portuguese Timor, its brief independence as East Timor, and its recolonization by an Asian neighbour. Further, it challenges the idea that this period of history was infused by the spirit of nationalism in which the majority Timorese partook, and which contended with other competing western -isms, including colonialism, communism, neo-colonialism, and fascism. In contrast, the book argues that the Timorese majority had little understanding of any of these alien political abstractions and that the period can be most effectively explained and understood in terms of the contrast between the political culture of Dili, the capital, and the political culture of the rest of the country. In turn, David Hicks highlights how the period of 1974-1975 can offer lessons to government and international policy-makers alike who are trying to bring about a transformation in governance from the traditional to the legal and convert individuals from peasants to citizens"--
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NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hicks, David
Dewey number
959.87/031
Index
index present
LC call number
DS649.53
LC item number
.H53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series
Series volume
68
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Timor-Leste
  • Political culture
  • Rhetoric
  • Political violence
  • Decolonization
  • Decolonization
  • Political culture
  • Political science
  • Political violence
  • Rhetoric
  • Timor-Leste
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Rhetoric and the decolonization and recolonization of East Timor, David Hicks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ema foho, ema lisan -- Portugal's legacy and the politicians of Dili -- Rhetoric and its agenda -- April-December 1974 -- A coligação and its aftermath : January-July 1975 -- Words and deeds : Dili, August-December 1975 -- Words and deeds : the foho -- Rhetoric -- The legacy of 1974-1975
Control code
872562300
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781138021075
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014009533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)872562300
Label
Rhetoric and the decolonization and recolonization of East Timor, David Hicks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ema foho, ema lisan -- Portugal's legacy and the politicians of Dili -- Rhetoric and its agenda -- April-December 1974 -- A coligação and its aftermath : January-July 1975 -- Words and deeds : Dili, August-December 1975 -- Words and deeds : the foho -- Rhetoric -- The legacy of 1974-1975
Control code
872562300
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781138021075
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014009533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)872562300

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