Proceedings of the 2nd Southeast Asian Academic Forum on Sustainable Development (SEA-AFSID 2018)

Analysis of the Impact of Technology on Culture in Indigenous Communities: Mentawai Islands, Indonesia

Authors
Zulfadrim, Yusuke Toyoda, Hidehiko Kanegae
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https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210305.049How to use a DOI?
Keywords
indigenous communities, technology, culture
Abstract
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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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
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DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210305.049
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