Universitas Indonesia Conferences, 7th International Symposium of Journal Antropologi Indonesia

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Lossing to Win: Study of the Indications of Marginalization and the Act of Giving to Migrant Communities
Ikhtiar Hatta

Building: Soegondo Building
Room: 126
Date: 2019-07-25 08:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Last modified: 2019-06-18


This paper discusses immigrant groups or communities accepting and  undergoing marginalization in the local population, by asking questions, how a community group "is willing" to accept marginalization in community life as part of a social structure of society,  covering   various  groups. This  study connects  with  the  phenomenon  of giving in various forms practiced between local residents and  those who are pinned as immigrant communities, which also applies to their offspring. I think in this study that  the  marginalization  received and  then  lived  by  immigrant  communities  is  a frontier  space or social area  that  is free for those who cannot enter  or be included in the main social structure. Although later its existence is labeled lower than  the social status of  local  residents  with  various  enforcement of  cultural  boundaries,  but  the fact  is that  it becomes space allowing migrants to get their lives and access existing resources through the  way of cultural  giving. On the  other  hand  it can  still establish its primordial  identity.  This cultural  logic also paves the  way for migrants (including their  descendants) to realize  the  occurrence of vertical  migration in the  context of economy, politics and  education, because we know  it will be  very difficult  to really occupy a cultural  position that  is equivalent to the  local  population, because it will never be part  "Land history" of local residents, even though they have  undergone the process of marriage, but not from the matrilineal marital  line.