Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICOSAPS 2020)

Beyond the Spectacle: The Pain and Grief Suffered by Indonesian Rooftoppers

Authors
Yusuf Kurniawan, Mugijatna, Warto, Wakit A. Rais
Corresponding Author
Yusuf Kurniawan
Available Online 21 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201219.097How to use a DOI?
Keywords
rooftopping, rooftoppers, social media fame, urban exploration
Abstract

One of today’s popular urban explorations (urbex) is rooftopping, namely the craze of climbing skyscrapers, bridges, chimneys or towers wearing no harnesses for breathtaking stunt-like photos intended for social media fame. The data show that the number of victims due to rooftopping accidents cannot be underestimated. However, this cannot stop the ever-increasing number of new rooftoppers. Many people consider that rooftoppers do rooftopping for the pursuit of fame, attention, and revenues. Very little is known that certain groups of rooftoppers do rooftopping for other motivations. This paper investigates the motivations of Indonesian rooftoppers and the kinds of punishment they ever underwent. Fourteen Indonesian rooftoppers were recruited using a snowball sampling technique for this ethnographic study and Hermeneutics theory by Wilhelm Dilthey is used to analyse the data obtained from the in-depth interviews and observation. Surprisingly, this study reveals that most of the Indonesian rooftoppers are not obsessed with neither fame nor money, whereas some of them ever underwent severe punishments given by the security officers. The study concludes that the ultimate goal of most of the Indonesian rooftoppers is freedom and some of the punishments are inhumane.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICOSAPS 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
21 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-306-6
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201219.097How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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