Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Arts Language and Culture (ICALC 2019)

Finding the Ethical Context of the Dragon Keris

Authors
Widodo Aribowo, Andrik Purwasito, Wakit Abdullah, Titis Srimuda Pitana
Corresponding Author
Widodo Aribowo
Available Online 25 March 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200323.035How to use a DOI?
Keywords
dragon keris, ethical context, simulacra, commodification, knowledge
Abstract
UNESCO’s recognition of the kris as a world intangible heritage does not stop the marginalization and even harassment against it. Placing the dagger as an object of academic research would be an award for him. The message of ethics as a valuable human idea must be contained in a keris. The message will be traced through this research that aims to find what ethical messages contained in various forms of dragon keris. Some of the dragon kerises as observation units are described and analyzed semiotically to find context. The research found that in the dragon dagger there are: a) The dragon figure in the Keris Naga contains ethical discourse that originates from beliefs based on certain religions and that comes from Javanese knowledge systems; b) Intellectual practices took place in the form of simulacra in which the dragon in the Keris Naga was interpreted as the wisdom of living wisdom. Intellectual practice in the form of conversion from explicit knowledge to tacit knowledge is driven by the practice of commodification of the dragon dagger as an economic and symbolic value object.
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Proceedings
4th International Conference on Arts Language and Culture (ICALC 2019)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
25 March 2020
ISBN
978-94-6252-939-7
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200323.035How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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