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Cultural Development And Social Identity In Riau, Indonesia

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Muchid Albintani, Ishak



Cultural development, social identity, Riau Malay customary institutions.



Cultural dominance based on social identity becomes a non-productive issue in Riau while maintaining the spirit nationalism of the decentralization era. Riau Vision 2020 and Riau Malay Customary Institution are considered to be contributing factors. The rise of social identity is considered to be contrary to the spirit of nationalism. This paper aims, first, at building relations between cultural development and social identity. Second, explaining the constraints of the relationship between cultural development and nationalism. The socio-cultural approach and social identity are used as the theoretical framework. This paper uses a qualitative approach with descriptive analysis methods. Data is collected based on documents supported by interviews. After collecting the data, it is analyzed qualitatively. This paper concludes, firstly, the vision of Riau 2020 and the Riau Malay Customary Institution as a forum for empowering 'Malays' in building a social identity that has the potential to cause ethnic-ideological clashes. Second, constraints in the development of culture and social identity, among them, Malay is interpreted to be a hegemony in the socio-cultural sense. Second, the shift in issues in social identity does not run linearly because of personal interests based on cultural institutions. Practically, this study contributes to helping understand the relationship between cultural development and the rise of social identity that can prevent local divisions. Academically, the study of the relationship between cultural development and the rise of social identity can be a model for anticipating the potential for identity clashes in the regions.



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