Analysis of the Impact of Technology on Culture in Indigenous Communities: Mentawai Islands, Indonesia
Zulfadrim, Yusuke Toyoda, Hidehiko Kanegae
Available Online 8 March 2021.
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- indigenous communities, technology, culture
- The indigenous knowledge embedded in indigenous cultures faces serious challenges due to the development and spreading of technology into indigenous communities. This paper examines the impact of technology on native culture in indigenous communities. Using data gathered via interview and questionnaire carried out on the Mentawai islands, this study examines the impact of technology by identifying the variables found at the research site. In this paper, the ownership of technology refers to the use of television, radio, mobile phones, and vehicles and to how use of these tools represents the penetration of technology in indigenous communities. Meanwhile, elements of culture, such as language, beliefs, native tools, art, kinship, and economy, are used as dependent variables. The findings of this paper show that the penetration of technology in indigenous communities has an impact on native culture. Penetration of technology reduces the community’s ability to practice their own culture, which represents a negative impact. However, technology can also improve and preserve culture, which represents a positive impact. The results show that some technologies have had a positive impact, whereas others have had a negative impact on culture. This research aims to contribute to determining the impact of technology on culture using quantitative methods.
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TY - CONF AU - Zulfadrim AU - Yusuke Toyoda AU - Hidehiko Kanegae PY - 2021 DA - 2021/03/08 TI - Analysis of the Impact of Technology on Culture in Indigenous Communities: Mentawai Islands, Indonesia BT - Proceedings of the 2nd Southeast Asian Academic Forum on Sustainable Development (SEA-AFSID 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 269 EP - 276 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210305.049 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210305.049 ID - Zulfadrim2021 ER -