Sense of Belonging, Identity and Nationalism Dayak Bidayuh on the Border Between Indonesia-Malaysia (80188)

Session Information: Ethnicity and Identity
Session Chair: Huimin Du

Saturday, 25 May 2024 16:45
Session: Session 5
Room: Room 603
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This study explores the concepts of belonging, identity, and nationalism among the Dayak Bidayuh people living in the Jagoi Babang region near the Indonesia-Malaysia border. Sense of belonging, an essential human trait integrally associated with identity, culture, and legacy, is crucial in understanding community dynamics. Although constituting a minority among Indonesia's 300+ ethnic groups, the Dayak Bidayuh have a tremendous affinity for their ancestral territories, expressing their sense of belonging through strong nationalist emotions as Indonesian citizens and a deeply ingrained love for their homeland. The objective of this research is to reveal the various complex elements that influence their feeling of belonging. The Dayak Bidayuh identity and sense of belonging are significantly influenced by their beliefs, customs, culture, and the area where they live. Furthermore, we compare the intricacies of the Dayak Bidayuh community's feeling of belonging in the vicinity of the Indonesia-Malaysia border to other areas in Indonesia. This comparative analysis offers valuable insights into the intricacies of borderland identities and their consequences for preserving culture and the sustainability of development programs. Understanding these processes is crucial for cultivating intercultural concord, safeguarding indigenous customs, and advancing comprehensive advancement in border areas.

Jagad Aditya Dewantara, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia
Dasim Budimansyah, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia
Cecep Darmawan, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia
Kokom Komalasari, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Jagad Aditya Dewantara is a University Doctoral Student at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia in Indonesia

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