Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social Sciences Education - "Multicultural Transformation in Education, Social Sciences and Wetland Environment" (ICSSE 2017)

Multicultural Indonesia in Geographical and Cultural Perspectives

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Tod Jones
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Tod Jones
Available Online November 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsse-17.2018.71How to use a DOI?
Keywords
multiculturalism, demographic transition, urbanization, cultural policy, Indonesia
Abstract
This paper argues that there are unresolved tensions between the forces driving cultural diversity in Indonesia, namely Indonesia's demographic transition and urbanization, and the state's approach to multiculturalism. It argues that multiculturalism under the New Order can be defined as hierarchical multiculturalism, where ethnic groups are aligned with the administrative units of the state at different levels and locations. This form of multiculturalism is a key reason for the proliferation of administrative units (pemekaran) since decentralization, and is in tension with the powerful forces for socio-demographic change mentioned earlier. I suggest a place-based multiculturalism would be more appropriate for Indonesia given the trend towards increasing cultural diversity.
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