Proceedings of the First International Conference on Democracy and Social Transformation, ICON-DEMOST 2021, September 15, 2021, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

Dayak Meratus Tribe in The Middle of Modernity in Eva Liana's Novel ‘Mawinei’: A Cultural Transformation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315601,
        author={Derri Ris Riana and Indrawati  Indrawati and Dede  Hidayatullah},
        title={Dayak Meratus Tribe in The Middle of Modernity in Eva Liana's Novel ‘Mawinei’: A Cultural Transformation},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Democracy and Social Transformation, ICON-DEMOST 2021, September 15, 2021, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICON-DEMOST},
        year={2022},
        month={2},
        keywords={meratus dayak-1; cultural transformation-2; modernization-3},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315601}
    }
    
  • Derri Ris Riana
    Indrawati Indrawati
    Dede Hidayatullah
    Year: 2022
    Dayak Meratus Tribe in The Middle of Modernity in Eva Liana's Novel ‘Mawinei’: A Cultural Transformation
    ICON-DEMOST
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315601
Derri Ris Riana1,*, Indrawati Indrawati1, Dede Hidayatullah1
  • 1: Balai Bahasa Provinsi Kalimantan Selatan, Jalan Jenderal Ahmad Yani Km. 32, Loktabat, Banjarbaru 70712
*Contact email: derri.ris@kemdikbud.go.id

Abstract

The modernization has an impact on the Dayak Meratus Tribe. Traditions that are firmly held begin to slowly falter due to the influence of capitalism and interactions with the outside world. This study aims to describe the cultural transformation in Dayak Meratus tribe in the novel Mawinei by Eva Liana, as well as to describe the supporting factors and challenges in the process of cultural transformation. This study uses a qualitative descriptive method using a literary anthropological approach. Koentjaraningrat's theory is used to find cultural elements to explore the cultural transformations. There are transformations of living equipment and technology systems, knowledge systems, livelihood systems, and religious systems. The internal factors are the willingness to overcome life's problems and rejection of tradition. Meanwhile, external factors are modernization and the influence of Islam. The cultural transformation is caused by the strength of traditions by some people and the rejection of new beliefs.