Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2021, 3-4 June 2021, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia

Research Article

Textual Community: Reconceptualizing of Manggarai Inheritance Customary Law for Gender Justice

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310748,
        author={Adrianus Marselus Nggoro},
        title={Textual Community: Reconceptualizing of Manggarai Inheritance Customary Law for Gender Justice },
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2021, 3-4 June 2021, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEHHA},
        year={2021},
        month={8},
        keywords={reconceptualizing; inheritance customary law; open patrilineal; textual society; gender justice},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310748}
    }
    
  • Adrianus Marselus Nggoro
    Year: 2021
    Textual Community: Reconceptualizing of Manggarai Inheritance Customary Law for Gender Justice
    ICEHHA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310748
Adrianus Marselus Nggoro1,*
  • 1: Universitas Katolik Indonesia Santu Paulus Ruteng, Indonesia
*Contact email: adrianusnggoro@gmail.com

Abstract

Manggarai inheritance customary law has a philosophy "ata pe'ang ko ata one". This philosophy has an impact on the dichotomy of boy’s outsiders and girls as insiders. Therefore, there is an assumption that the textual community positions boys as heirs (superior class) and women as non-heirs (inferior class). This assumption is investigated further. But the results showed that: (1) A small part of the textual community divides inheritance to daughters, in the form of private land inheritance, while communal land (lingko) is only inherited by sons as guardians of the clan. 2) The textual society is conditionally open to the distribution of inheritance to daughters, because it is influenced by factors of education, employment, economy. (3) The law system of the Manggarai community based in the future is inheritance customary law with an open patrilineal customary law system and gender justice