Cultural and Religious Identities of Bawean Societies Overseas
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- Bawean; Culture; Religion; Identity; Adaptation and Diaspora
The tradition of the diaspora of the Bawean community is closely related to cultural identity and socio-economic activities in the past. The connection of Bawean Island with maritime and trade movement has created the tradition of diaspora following seafaring routes toward economic centers. Bawean people are very unique that the island administratively is part of Gresik Regency (East Java), the dominant language is Madurese, but its culture is Malay. They are often known as the Boyan people and living in large communities in Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam and Christmas Island, Australia. This study uses a multidisciplinary approach by utilizing historical methods and cultural studies. It aims to analyze the role of Bawean cultural identity and the socio-economic conditions of the Bawean people in shaping their spirit of the diaspora in Southeast Asia and how they are culturally easy to be accepted by other communities overseas. This study found, firstly, the traditions and socio-economic conditions of the Bawean people are very influential elements in encouraging diasporic activities. Second, the religious model of the Bawean community which is full of tolerance as part of the archipelago (Nusantara) tradition affects cultural adaptation overseas enable them to be accepted by others.
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TY - CONF AU - Yon Machmudi PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/21 TI - Cultural and Religious Identities of Bawean Societies Overseas BT - Proceedings of the International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts 2020 (INUSHARTS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 347 EP - 351 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211110.051 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211110.051 ID - Machmudi2021 ER -