Amalgamation in Rural Communities: Case Study for the Integration of Various Local Subculture Identities in Rural Java

Tadjoer Ridjal, Humaidah Muafiqie, Suko Susilo, Tri Susilowati


This study follows up the previous studies conducted at the same location. The society structure developed in this village did not much different from the structure of Javanese villages in general, generally under the joint influence of Islam and the colonial. This village community developed into three family groups or local subcultural identity groups. The three groups are wong njero, wong njaba and wong mambu-mambu. Although it consists of various groups, but social life in this village is very harmonious. Therefore, the question of this study is: How do rural communities solve the various construction problems of locality subcultural identities in their daily lives? This study uses a qualitative approach to explore the meaning behind reality. The data collection process involves informants. They help to collect and clarifying field data or for cross checking field data. Data is analysed by flow models. The results showed that the amalgamation were originated from the marriage between one members of Wong Njero family and Wong Njaba, and minimizing the differences in background of local subculture.

Keywords: Local Subculture, Rural Java, Amalgamation

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/10-14-08

Publication date:July 31st 2020

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