Seekers of Blessings (An Ethnographic Study of the Life of Beggars and Pilgrims in the Burial Area of Syekh Muhammad Arsyad Albanjari in Kalampaian Tengah Village, Astambul District, Banjar Regency, South Kalimantan)
Yuli Apriati, Alfisyah, Sigit Ruswinarsih
Available Online 24 February 2021.
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- local culture, characteristic, panhandling
- Among social problems that still exist in Indonesia, beggars became prominent social problems that difficult to be solved. The panhandling activities have been seen not only in the streets but also in several cemeteries. The beggars asked money from people who pilgrim in the cemetery of prominent moslem spiritual leaders. Syekh Muhammad Arsyad Albanjari was prominent Moslem leader that live in Martapura in the era of Banjarese Sultan. He were died in Inside the Fence, October 3, 1812 and buried at Kalampayan. His cemetery were popular to be pilgrim by people especially Banjarese. There are so many Beggars in that cemetery and asked money from pilgrim. They were happy to be called by the panhandler rather than beggars. Beggars in this cemetery area consist of various age background from Old, Adult, and Child, between 3 to 70 years old. The duration of panhandling is between 2 to 20 hours of work. They were working from 09.00 in the morning to 17.00 at the afternoon. The income of Old and Adult beggars are higher than child beggars. The factors that caused panhandling activities are; poverty, alienation base on lack ability of education, work, and technology. The population of Beggars will be increase when the moslem celebrate their holly days. The usualy go to pilgrim in that cemetery.
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TY - CONF AU - Yuli Apriati AU - Alfisyah AU - Sigit Ruswinarsih PY - 2021 DA - 2021/02/24 TI - Seekers of Blessings (An Ethnographic Study of the Life of Beggars and Pilgrims in the Burial Area of Syekh Muhammad Arsyad Albanjari in Kalampaian Tengah Village, Astambul District, Banjar Regency, South Kalimantan) BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences Education (ICSSE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 345 EP - 351 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210222.056 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210222.056 ID - Apriati2021 ER -