Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Indonesian Social & Political Enquiries (ICISPE 2018)

Agent of change agent : Indonesia’s missing substantial rationality to conserve local wisdom and control modernization

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Reza Praditya Yudha
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Reza Praditya Yudha
Available Online October 2019.
Keywords
Local Wisdom; Substantial Rationality; Agent of Change Agent
Abstract
Today's society easily expresses hatred and partiality. People who disagree curse through social media, insult in comments, even make physical contact as persecution. Whereas, Indonesian culture as a collectivistic society has local wisdom to maintain harmony and avoid conflict. Modern technology and media are the main accused tool to mobilize and ignite mass sentiment. Is it true that those West modern products are actually destroying Indonesian local wisdom? What does Indonesian need to maintain social balance after media literacy and regulation such as only a normative discourse that didn’t work? This study analyzes questions with cultural studies in the critical paradigm. Result shows modern technology and media meet practical needs of individualistic societies oriented to instrumentalist rationality. While collectivistic culture in Indonesia is full of substantial rationality, such as self-resilience, magnanimity, and equality. When Millenial is born in a digital culture, a social system is needed to deliver cultural value. That is not only based on instrumental rationality such as regulation or literacy, but also generates the need for substantial rationality.
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Proceedings
3rd International Conference on Indonesian Social & Political Enquiries (ICISPE 2018)
Publication Date
October 2019
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978-94-6252-805-5
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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