Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Asian Association of Indigenous and Cultural Psychology (ICAAIP 2017)

Knowledge Management of Agricultural Prophecy in the Manuscript of Sundanese Society in Tasikmalaya

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Nuning Kurniasih
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Nuning Kurniasih
Available Online August 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icaaip-17.2018.14How to use a DOI?
Keywords
knowledge management, traditional knowledge management, agricultural prophecy, Sundanese, manuscripts
Abstract
Although most people have left behind the traditional prophecy in this modern era, there are few circles that still belief it and actually using it. In the field of agriculture some farmers still believe in the traditional prophecy regards the weather forecast even though there is modern calculation. This study aims to understand how the knowledge management of agricultural prophecy in the manuscripts of Sundanese society. The study is based on qualitative approach with ethnographic methods. Data collection incorporates participant-observation, interviews, and literature study. The results show the ancestors passed down the knowledge, values, and ability orally and supported it with text. Unfortunately, the original manuscript had not been passed down; Hanacaraka methods include letters related to values and direction in accordance with the letters, years, months and days count, forbidden months, forbidden directions/ stay away from danger, bad luck months, good direction to pass through during a certain day; the informant claims that every day is a good day, but we need to choose the best day among these good days, with Hanacaraka Methods; the informant obtained the Hanacaraka prophecy method orally and supported by manuscript text, which has to be copied and handwritten by himself from his ancestor's manuscript. The result of the study might generate contribution for the government in maintaining local wisdom or indigenous knowledge by preserving the traditional intellectual asset of individuals in a society.
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