Culture and Modernisation: From the Perspectives of Young People in Bhutan

Ueda, Akiko

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This book is an investigation of discourses of modernisation, culture and tradition and how these interact with and shape the state development policies of Bhutan and the attitudes of young Bhutanese people. A fundamental aim of Bhutanese development policy is to maintain a balance between modernisation on one side and culture and tradition on the other. Young people in society are generally accused of being alienated from Bhutanese culture and tradition and of being influenced by Western media and culture. This book examines the dynamic interactions between state policy and local discourses among young people.

Document type: Book
Publisher: The Centre for Bhutan Studies
Place of Publication: Thimpu
Date: 2003
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2013
ISBN: 99936-14-11-4
Number of Pages: 287
Faculties / Institutes: Research Organisations / Academies > Centre for Bhutan Studies
DDC-classification: Social sciences
Controlled Keywords: Bhutan, Jugend, Entwicklungspolitik, Nachhaltigkeit
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bhutan, Jugend, Modernisierung, Tradition / Bhutan, Youth, Sustainability, Tradition
Subject (classification): Sociology
Countries/Regions: Bhutan
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