Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Environment and Sustainability Issues, ICESI 2019, 18-19 July 2019, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Social Wisdom of Rural Semarang Under Capitalism

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2290114,
        author={Cahyo Budi Utomo and Ganda Febri Kurniawan},
        title={Social Wisdom of Rural Semarang Under Capitalism},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Environment and Sustainability Issues, ICESI 2019, 18-19 July 2019, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICESI},
        year={2019},
        month={12},
        keywords={social wisdom rural semarang capitalism},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2290114}
    }
    
  • Cahyo Budi Utomo
    Ganda Febri Kurniawan
    Year: 2019
    Social Wisdom of Rural Semarang Under Capitalism
    ICESI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2290114
Cahyo Budi Utomo1,*, Ganda Febri Kurniawan1
  • 1: Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia
*Contact email: cahyo.bu@mail.unnes.ac.id

Abstract

Capitalism has become a big wave that changes the socio-cultural face of global and local communities. This article discusses the symptoms of capitalism and the conditions of social wisdom in the Semarang community. Important findings of this study are 1) people in rural Semarang still maintain social wisdom in an effort to care for cultural heritage. The surviving social wisdoms are mutual cooperation, deliberation, nerimo ing pandhum (accepting the gift), and tepo seliro (keeping other’s feeling); and 2) capitalism has disrupted the agricultural economy in rural Semarang, the Semarang community has now changed its orientation in terms of work, initially the community worked as farmers and regenerated, but now that after many industries have been established, people are more interested in becoming factory workers. The implication of this research is that capitalism has a negative impact on rural agrarian societies. The influence of capital can change the orientation of society to be materialistic.