Indonesian Women Bloggers: The Role of Bahasa Gaul in Negotiating Public/Private Connections

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Abstract

This study suggests blogging as a practice has unintended cultural and political implications. It can be drawn from the data, derived from multiple qualitative fieldwork methods (2008–2012), that Indonesian women bloggers circumvent cultural constraints. Appropriating the private Bahasa Gaul, women bloggers establish connections and make alliances in public. Further, the utilisation of modes of ‘street language’ in the digital age comprises a distinctive register of sociability, liberated from certain norms and hierarchies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Anthropology
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Bahasa Gaul
  • Blog Conversations
  • Colloquial Language in Blogs
  • Indonesian Women Bloggers
  • Language and Blogging
  • Women’s Autonomy

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