Gugon Tuhon Table Manners as a Medium of Cross-Generation Cultural Transfer
- 10.2991/assehr.k.200729.032How to use a DOI?
- Javanese, gugon tuhon, table manners, mother, Purworejo
Gugon tuhon is a teaching on behaviors built upon the local wisdom of the Javanese culture. Gugon tuhon is expressed orally through prohibitions, instructions, and advice. In general, gugon tuhon is communicated by mothers to their children , meaning that mothers have a role in cross-generation cultural transfers. In today’s era of globalization, mothers with modern mindsets have difficulty understanding gugon tuhon. This condition reveals a problem regarding how mothers understand and use gugon tuhon as a medium for cross-generation cultural transfers, especially in the environment of Soko Village, Purworejo, Central Java. The objective of this research is to show the connection between mothers’ understanding and the cultural transfer from mothers to their children. This research utilizes data on gugon tuhon table manners obtained from www.sastra.org and the book Ngengrengan Kasusastran Djawa I . A qualitative descriptive method was employed by interviewing mothers with children of elementary school age. The results of the interview were analyzed using Austin’s speech act theory  and Van Peursen’s cultural development theory . The findings indicate that mothers have a low level of comprehension, so cultural transfer has not been maximized yet. Moreover, the teachings on behavior in gugon tuhon are linked with educational issues, several of which exist in Indonesia, mainly about formal education in schools. However, non-formal education in the family environment also needs attention because mothers play an important role in shaping new generations of smart, polite, and cultured individuals. Therefore, this research supports the improvement of education (both formal and informal), particularly in shaping the character of children through cultural transfers.
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TY - CONF AU - Rr. Ratna Budi Andari AU - Widhyasmaramurti PY - 2020 DA - 2020/07/30 TI - Gugon Tuhon Table Manners as a Medium of Cross-Generation Cultural Transfer BT - Proceedings of the International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts (INUSHARTS 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 164 EP - 168 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200729.032 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200729.032 ID - Andari2020 ER -