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

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Atomization of Production and Workers' Fragmentation in Indonesia's Commodity Politics
Fathimah Fildzah Izzati

Building: Soegondo Building
Room: 523
Date: 2019-07-23 01:30 PM – 03:00 PM
Last modified: 2019-06-18

Abstract


Commodity production processes and politics have changed due to the emergence of platform capitalism and logistics revolution. Some of these changes include the expansion in the chain of production and the rise of job diversifications. Consequently, these changes affect the existing political relations, including within the working class. Employing Silvia Federici’s social reproduction -based analytical framework, this paper analyzes such changes. Using contemporary Indonesia as a case study, this paper advances two findings. First, the disjuncture within production processes from its beginning (the extractive industry) to its end (the creative industry) has led to the atomization of commodity production processes. Second, reproduction work, despite its importance, remains hidden and unacknowledged in current commodity politics, has shaped the face of Indonesia’s politics of commodity.

Keywords: commodity, platform capitalism, social reproduction, working class, Indonesia