Surveying East Timorese Tertiary Student Attitudes to National Identity: 2002–2007

  title={Surveying East Timorese Tertiary Student Attitudes to National Identity: 2002–2007},
  author={M. Leach},
  journal={South East Asia Research},
  pages={405 - 431}
  • M. Leach
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • South East Asia Research
This article examines post-independence debates over national identity in East Timor, presenting the findings of a longitudinal survey (carried out in Dili in 2002 and 2007) of East Timorese tertiary student attitudes to national identity. The findings suggest that a younger generation of East Timorese partially contest the ‘official‘ linguistic and cultural affiliations of the nation-state, while supporting other ‘official’ narratives of national history. In so doing, the findings highlight… Expand
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