Criminal, King, and Rebels: A Re-examination of Bandits Alliances in Polombangkeng, South Sulawesi (1905-42)
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- Bandits; Violent Acts; Political-Economy; Polombangkeng; South Sulawesi
Bandits as a social category generally tend to have a negative connotation, because they are identical to criminals, robbers, or people who often carry out physically violent acts. In fact, the social history of bandits cannot be regarded as simple criminals by public opinion. This article aims to examine the banditry alliances in Polombangkeng concerning political changes during the Dutch East Indies period. This study used the historical methodology that emphasizes time and process. The primary resources used in this study are colonial archives, such as a political report, newspaper, as well as using the oral tradition to figure out the subjective view of society about themselves. The result of this study proves that on the one hand, the bandit’s movement is characterized by violent acts, such as robbery, murder, or other outlaw acts. On the other hand, the bandit’s movement cannot be separated from the social movement against economic and political injustice. When the Dutch colonial government came into power at the beginning of the 20th century, bandit’s movement affiliated with local elites whose position marginal or excluding from changing local political structure. The bandit’s alliance drove the transformation of bandit acts into the rebellion movements.
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TY - CONF AU - Taufik AU - Djoko Marihandono PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/21 TI - Criminal, King, and Rebels: A Re-examination of Bandits Alliances in Polombangkeng, South Sulawesi (1905-42) BT - Proceedings of the International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts 2020 (INUSHARTS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 285 EP - 294 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211110.043 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211110.043 ID - 2021 ER -