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ISSN (Print) 2338-6932 - ISSN (Online) 2597-4874
Published by Universitas Bangka Belitung Homepage  [2 journals]
  • “I want to go again and again”: Spiritual Emotions And
           Self-Improvement Through Pilgrimage

    • Authors: Claudia Seise
      Pages: 1 - 10
      Abstract: This article aims to understand what it is that has made and still makes millions of Muslims taking great physical and financial hardship to go on the Muslim pilgrimage. It seems that the reason why Muslims yearn to visit Mecca has to be understood by looking at what emotions, and especially spiritual emotions, are triggered through this visit or even through the imagination of visiting the holy land. This yearning cannot just be understood based on wanting to fulfill one of the five pillars of Islam. Religious or spiritual travel like the journey to the holy land of Islam needs to be understood within the context of an individual’s emotional landscape, spiritual development and urge for spiritual self-improvement to become a better person and Muslim. This article used qualitative method, particularly semi-structured interviews with the informants. The results showed that pilgrimage to the Muslim holy land in Mecca can be a changing experience for the pilgrim undertaking the journey.
      PubDate: 2019-06-26
      DOI: 10.33019/society.v7i1.75
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2019)
  • Regeneration Process of The Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) to Maintain Its
           Existence by Election Year 2014

    • Authors: Yusa Djuyandi, Fifi Lutfiah Sodikin
      Pages: 11 - 20
      Abstract: Political parties prepare prospective national leaders through a political recruitment process. The Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), one of the Islamic parties In Indonesia, has a Regional Leadership Council (DPD) in each district or city.  Regional Leadership Council (DPD) of Bandung City is interesting to study since it has a unique regeneration process and the organizations (under brow) have scored excellent cadres. This study aims to analyze the regeneration process of DPD PKS at Bandung City to maintain its existence in the 2014 election using the theory of political recruitment through the regeneration pathway proposed by Almond and Powell. The research was a qualitative method with data collection techniques carried out through secondary data collected by the General Elections Commission (KPU) of Bandung City. The primary data collected from PKS cadre interview process. This study found that the DPD PKS regeneration process of Bandung City affected the quality of promoted cadre, thus influencing the quality and existence of the party. The process of regeneration has produced excellent cadres through education and training stages that make it exist.
      PubDate: 2019-06-27
      DOI: 10.33019/society.v7i1.72
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2019)
  • The Efforts of Talang Mamak Indigenous People to Maintain Their Existence
           in Customary Forest Resources Battle

    • Authors: Rizky Octa Putri Charin, Arief Hidayat
      Pages: 21 - 36
      Abstract: The resources of Customary Forest play an important role for Talang Mamak Indigenous People to survive. The exploitation of the forest by private company and investor has caused a violent conflict. The situation of the indigenous people becomes worsen since local government does not fully protect their rights on the forest.  Even, Local government tends to defend private company and investor in addressing the conflict. Customary forest of Talang Mamak indigenous people is in the oligarchs grip and conflict of interest with their elder. The Indigenous people are in crossroad, to preserve or to release their heritage and right. This study aims to determine the efforts of Talang Mamak Indigenous People to maintain their existence in the customary forest resources battle with private company and investor. This study used qualitative descriptive method. The data collection were documentation analysis and other relevant literature. This study used Theory of Oligarchy (Winters 2011) as grounded theory. The result found that the efforts of the indigenous people to fight for their rights getting weak. Some of them begin to accept compensation from the company and investor, in other word, some of them are willing to release their heritage and right on the forest.
      PubDate: 2019-06-30
      DOI: 10.33019/society.v7i1.78
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2019)
  • The Shift of Staple Food from Sago to Rice: A Study about Food Security
           and Indigenous Communities

    • Authors: Lengga Pradipta
      Pages: 37 - 47
      Abstract: Food security is still becoming a crucial issue in developing countries nowadays, either in urban or rural areas. There are many factors triggered this condition, such as the increase in population pressure and conflict, privatization and changing tenure arrangements, poverty, social differentiation and also environmental degradation. It’s undeniable that food security is a multidimensional problem, especially for people who lived in rural or isolated areas. In Mentawai Islands, a district located in the western part of Indonesia, the indigenous people depend on forest product (sago) as their main source of food. However, since 2012, the government has destroyed their food culture by establishing the ‘National Food Security Improvement Program’ and conducting the agricultural intensification as well as establishing 600 hectares of new rice fields in six sub - districts; South Pagai, North Pagai, Sikakap, South Sipora, North Sipora, and South Siberut. This study is conducted comprehensively using the Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (FSVA) to understand and describe the exact profiles of food-insecurities and vulnerable households. Furthermore, it also identified the risks and vulnerabilities of food consumption in Mentawai communities. Findings depict that shifting or transforming the food culture from sago to rice is a serious issue because socio-cultural aspects influence it and surely the government has to make a parallel policy that can accommodate the people needs, not only prioritize the national development agenda.
      PubDate: 2019-07-22
      DOI: 10.33019/society.v7i1.76
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2019)
  • Adaptation of Migrating Betawi People: Existences, Forms, and Developments

    • Authors: Deska Fitriyani, Yoyok Hendarso, Yunindyawati Yunindyawati
      Pages: 48 - 58
      Abstract: Adaptation of migrating Betawi people as the ethnic migrant in urban areas is an interesting social phenomena related to urbanism. This study aims to analyze the urbanism or the way of life of the Betawi people in Palembang city. This study used the social definition paradigm, an ethnography research method. The data were the Ethnic Betawi group in the Kebon Sirih and the Lorong Jambu areas.The data were obtained from the primary data and the secondary data. The primary data was obtained through participatory field observations, and in-depth interviews, meanwhile the secondary data was obtained from articles or journals. In analyzing the data, codes system and coding were used. Field observations were carried out in Kampung Betawi, Kebon Sirih and Talang Betawi Villages, Lorong Jambu. Interviews were conducted to participants, the Betawi people, used purposive sampling or based on certain characteristics. The results of the study indicated that the urbanism or a way of life of the people in Palembang was to adjust to the environment in terms of work to meet their daily needs. In addition, it adopted the Palembang wedding tradition when the Betawi people are married. The results showed that the people acculturate with the Palembang culture, specifically in wedding tradition.
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
      DOI: 10.33019/society.v7i1.71
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2019)
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