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

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The Displacement and Social Mobility of Indigenous Community: A Case Study in Selected Areas of Sarawak, Malaysia
Novel Lyndon

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


Social mobility is the movement opportunity among different social groups. This will explain the advantages and disadvantages of social mobility in terms of income, job security, opportunity for progress and so forth. The same opportunity would become an aspiration for a society to change due to less social mobility that would imply an unequal opportunity as well. The economic efficiency depends on how the good skills and talents will be applied in the society. Hence, social mobility is important because social cohesion can only be achieved if a society believed that they can and have the equal opportunity to improve their quality of life and the skills, efforts and talents will be enjoyed by their children as well. Therefore, the aim of this article is to capture the phenomena of the community development effort and highlighted the nature and the competencies of the community that involved. In addition, this study will explore socio economic status and impact of the development effort on indigenous communities. The collected data revealed that the community development process begins with the building of community capacity that will develop community   social   capital   and   consequently   generate   the   outcome   or   result   of community development. At the same time, the basic element of community development that is  community  capacity  need  to  be  integrated  with  community  social  capital  development  to help   generate   outcomes   for   the   community.