Altruism and Solidarity of Urban Societies in the Era of the Covid-19 Pandemic Through Digital Gotong Royong
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- Altruism; Covid 19; Digital Gotong Royong; Solidarity; Urban
The Covid-19 virus has attacked almost all aspects of human life, including the community’s economy. Globally, during the Covid-19 pandemic, 94% of workers experienced layoffs. Likewise in Indonesia, more than 3.5 million workers were affected by layoffs. A pandemic attack is a momentum to activate the attitude of altruism and solidarity among citizens. Gotong royong is a local Indonesian term that takes the form of joint activities to achieve mutually expected results. When modern life is always considered to have destroyed the traditional values of gotong royong and solidarity, it does not apply to the context of solidarity in the pandemic era. The interesting thing is that the attitude of altruism and solidarity grows in modern urban society, which is shown by various solidarity initiatives through digital platforms. The concept of gotong royong is now transforming into a new face: digital gotong royong. This study aims to analyze the practice of altruism and urban solidarity through digital gotong royong which was carried out when the Covid-19 pandemic hit Indonesia. The research method used is a qualitative method with a strict literature review to read the phenomena of altruism and solidarity practices. An important finding from this research is the need for a new perspective in interpreting altruism and solidarity in the context of urban society. The prerequisites for the value of closeness and kinship in the practice of digital gotong royong are not the main values.
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TY - CONF AU - Dodi Faedlulloh AU - Vina Karmilasari AU - Junaidi AU - Muhammad Guntur Purbuyo PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/07 TI - Altruism and Solidarity of Urban Societies in the Era of the Covid-19 Pandemic Through Digital Gotong Royong BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Indonesia Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies (IICIS 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 190 EP - 195 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211206.026 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211206.026 ID - Faedlulloh2021 ER -