Proceedings of the 1st Asian Conference on Humanities, Industry, and Technology for Society, ACHITS 2019, 30-31 July 2019, Surabaya, Indonesia

Research Article

Fantasy Themes in Peasants Movement

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-7-2019.2287573,
        author={A.  Pratiwi and S.  Sarwoprasodjo and E.  Soetarto and N. K. Pandjaitan},
        title={Fantasy Themes in Peasants Movement},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st Asian Conference on Humanities, Industry, and Technology for Society, ACHITS 2019, 30-31 July 2019, Surabaya, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ACHITS},
        year={2019},
        month={9},
        keywords={symbolic convergence theory fantasy themes peasants resistence movement},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-7-2019.2287573}
    }
    
  • A. Pratiwi
    S. Sarwoprasodjo
    E. Soetarto
    N. K. Pandjaitan
    Year: 2019
    Fantasy Themes in Peasants Movement
    ACHITS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-7-2019.2287573
A. Pratiwi1,*, S. Sarwoprasodjo2, E. Soetarto2, N. K. Pandjaitan2
  • 1: Faculty of Communication Science Pancasila University, Indonesia
  • 2: Department of Communication Science and Community Development IPB University, Indonesia
*Contact email: aprilyantipratiwi@univpancasila.ac.id

Abstract

Land destination is ideally for people's welfare but it is actually under the control of some corporations. As a result, land conflicts increase year by year in Indonesia. However, these are frequently overlooked. Despite the land conflicts are handled, these discredit peasants. The peasants are the ones who always get lost when their opponents are large corporations or the government itself. Therefore, the birth of peasants' resistance movement is a form of their defense and rebellion. A peasant resistance movement in Indonesia is the peasant movement carried out by STTB (United Telukjambe Peasants Association). The STTB association carried out a suicide action in front of Presidential Palace. The research goal is to analyze fantasy themes that the STTB peasants have when they have physical clashes with PT. Pertiwi Lestari. The theory used in this research is the Symbolic Convergence Theory with the Basic Concept level. The research method is a qualitative case study approach. The research analysis in this paper is Fantasy Theme Analysis (FTA). The data collection techniques in this research are the Forum Group Discussion (FGD), interviews and observations. The research results show that the fantasy themes that the STTB peasants have are a common fate, a feeling of togetherness, freedom to work on land and to own house, fighting for land rights. These fantasy themes can be used as communication strategies and therefore, the STTB peasants become more solid and integrated.