Identity Politics of the Muslim Minority in Pagayaman Village (Strategies on Maintaining Harmonious Life in Bali)
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- Acculturation; Habitus; Muslim Minority; Symbolic Power
This paper discusses how the Pegayaman Muslim community struggles to gain legitimacy from the majority of Balinese Hindus for their existence. Efforts to adopt various Balinese traditions and cultures, including combining elements of Balinese tradition and culture with Islamic identity in naming and implementing their daily practices. By observing the implementation of several conventions in Pegayaman and conducting in-depth interviews with several community leaders and Pegayaman Muslim residents, it is evident that the process of melting the identity of Pegayaman Muslims as “Balinese” is through the acculturation process. In Bourdieu's language, it has become a habitus for the Muslim citizens of Pegayaman. How they think and act concerning the social relationships they build with the surrounding community gives rise to a choice of strategies to merge “totally” with the culture around them. In reproducing a culture, the involvement of young people, represented mainly through mosque teenagers, can foster a collective awareness of the importance of their identities. These identities already have their legitimacy and turning them into a symbolic capital that will continue to be used to build broader social relations.
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TY - CONF AU - Achmad Zainal Arifin PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/26 TI - Identity Politics of the Muslim Minority in Pagayaman Village (Strategies on Maintaining Harmonious Life in Bali) BT - Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Social Science and Humanities (AICOSH 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 134 EP - 144 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-87-9_17 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-87-9_17 ID - Arifin2022 ER -