Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia

Research Article

Gender and Historical Awareness of a Region

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316301,
        author={Sarmiati  Sarmiati and Elva Ronaning Roem and Ongky  Andriawan},
        title={Gender and Historical Awareness of a Region},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICGCS},
        year={2022},
        month={4},
        keywords={pamalayu festival dharmasraya historical awareness gender roles},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316301}
    }
    
  • Sarmiati Sarmiati
    Elva Ronaning Roem
    Ongky Andriawan
    Year: 2022
    Gender and Historical Awareness of a Region
    ICGCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316301
Sarmiati Sarmiati1,*, Elva Ronaning Roem1, Ongky Andriawan1
  • 1: Universitas Andalas, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia
*Contact email: mia.unand@gmail.com

Abstract

The history of a region is sometimes unknown by the local people who live in the area. However, gender roles can contribute to public awareness of the history of a region. This study aims to explain the role of gender in increasing public awareness of the history of a region. The method used in this research is a qualitative method with a case study approach and a constructivist paradigm. Data collection was carried out by observation, in-depth interviews, and documentation, while the analysis was carried out by coding analysis, as well as triangulation techniques to validate the data. This study found that the Dharmasraya Government held a major event, namely the Pamalayu Festival to glorify history. The implementation of the festival which is quite long has made people realize that the area where they were born and raised has a very remarkable history. The role of gender in inheriting the history of the Dharmasraya civilization finally began to grow. This knowledge and awareness made women begin to pass on their understanding to their offspring as a legacy by teaching or retelling the history to their children and the younger.