Children in Manggarai Culture: Understanding The Root of Violence Against Children in Manggarai

Lon, Yohanes (2016) Children in Manggarai Culture: Understanding The Root of Violence Against Children in Manggarai. In: Exploring Inter-regional and international Cooperation in Indonesia, 27-28 April 2016, Surakarta Indonesia.

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This study aims at expounding the cultural roots of violence against children in Manggarai. Using the socio-cultural approach and hermeneutical method the study analyzed philosophical concepts and values in Manggaraian culture. The result indicated that the Manggaraian norms were ambiguous in the concepts dealing with children. On one hand, there were some values, philosophies and religious beliefs that inspired positive upbringing of children. On the other hand, there were also concepts that explicitly and implicitly sustain the acts of violence against children. This research is important to enhance our understanding of the status of children in the community, which can be used in the fields of education, cultural development, law and inter-communal understanding. Since there are similarities between the cultures of ASEAN countries, this research may be beneficial in the development of policies within ASEAN, particularly regarding children’s education and protection. In other words, some philosophical concepts about children in the Manggaraian culture can serve as a contribution to theories about children’s education and protection.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anak (child), tinu (care), Manggarai
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Library of Congress Subject Areas > A General Works > AI Indexes (General)
A General Works > AI Indexes (General)
Depositing User: Dr Yohanes Lon
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2020 07:28
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 07:28

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