Shared Identity as Social Capital in The Chinese-Javanese Relations in Malang City, Indonesia

Journal of Social and Political Sciences, Vol.3 No.3 (2020)

19 Pages Posted: 13 Nov 2020

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Juli Astutik

University of Muhammadiyah Malang

Ruli Inayah Ramadhoan

University of Muhammadiyah Malang

Date Written: September 25, 2020

Abstract

This article discusses the relations between Javanese and the Chinese identity in Malang City, Indonesia. How the perception of the two communities and how the social capital construct personal and social (shared) the identity of people's with different backgrounds in the city of Malang, East Java, Indonesia. This research is done with a qualitative approach. The subject of this research is the Chinese and Javanese community in Malang. Data collected by observation, interviews, documents, and Focus Group Discussion (FGD). The results showed that Javanese and Chinese people identified their identities based on physical and character conditions. The construction of shared identities through social capital between the two ethnicities as Malang’s resident has been able to attach them. Social capital is essential to create unity, coexistence, mutual need, and complement in daily life. Based on the findings, it can be recommended that to realize the integration of nations with various ethnic in Indonesia is needed to strengthen social capital (trust, value/norms, network cooperation) in various areas of life.

Keywords: Social Capital, Identity, Perception, Cross-Cultural Integration

Suggested Citation

Astutik, Juli and Ramadhoan, Ruli Inayah, Shared Identity as Social Capital in The Chinese-Javanese Relations in Malang City, Indonesia (September 25, 2020). Journal of Social and Political Sciences, Vol.3 No.3 (2020), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3699321

Juli Astutik (Contact Author)

University of Muhammadiyah Malang ( email )

Indonesia

Ruli Inayah Ramadhoan

University of Muhammadiyah Malang ( email )

Indonesia

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