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Arh Jay L.

Perez Gracel Faith Travilla ABM 12 – A


Sherwin N. Pagalilawan Ella Nicole C. Zaragosa June 28, 2019
Aislin Faith G. Sabusap

UNDERSTANDING CULTURE, SOCIETY AND POLITICS


Instructor: Miss Havi Stephanie V. Pelipel

Name of the country: Indonesia


Anthropology Sociology Political Science
1. Religious commitments 1. Collective face. In 1. The Indonesian political
come first. When in this sense, the act of system is consisted of
Indonesia, you’ll see an individual will three branches: the
Balinese present their impact the executive, legislative, and
offerings first thing in the perception of one’s judicial.
morning, or employees entire family by
dropping everything for others. Therefore,
prayer time. No matter what individuals should
religion they uphold, strive to give their
Indonesians are generally family a good name
very spiritual. They take and honor their
their religious practices very parents.
seriously, and that is
reflected in daily rituals,
ceremonies, even the
grandness of their places of
worship.
2. Indonesians love spicy, savory 2. Family loyalty/filial 2. Elite’s monopoly in
food. The archipelago is rich piety. They are also Indonesia’s political
with herbs and spices, which expected to be loyal to sphere: politics in
shape traditional recipes to their family before any Indonesia is in practice
utilize the abundance of those other connections. For similar to business. It is
ingredients. In fact, many example, they may have expensive and in many
Indonesian dishes may come out to work away from home parts of the country, it can
strong to tourists’ tongues. to provide financial only be entered by the
Recipes do vary from one assistance or give up rich – those whose total
locality to another, according to their leisure time to raise wealth is billions or even
the main crops in the area. siblings. trillions of rupiahs.
Javanese, for instance, tend to
like sweeter meals due to the
abundance of cane and palm
sugar. But many other locales
like Padang, Manado, and Bali,
sure do not hold back on their
chili and spices.
3. Every place has a legend. It’s 3. Age hierarchy. Age 3. Indonesia's modern
fascinating to learn the determines status in the political culture is not
geological processes that make household hierarchy with monolithic. Before, there
mountains, hills, and rivers. But children expected to be was a variety of
Indonesians go beyond tectonic obedient and doting to subcultures: bureaucratic,
plates and erosion to explain how their parents. Younger military, intellectual,
natural landmarks came to be. In people do not call those commercial, literary, and
most places, you can talk to the older than them by their artistic, each with its own
locals and dig stories of gods, first name, but rather call criteria for judging
spirits, royals, or hermits that them “Bapak” (Mr.), politics, but all directed to
contribute to the forming of a “Ibu” (Mrs.) or “Kakak” the successful operation
particular spot like natural (elder). Always greet of the modern political
features, temples, or other people in order of their system.
cultural landmarks. age, from eldest to
youngest.
4. Indonesians love making and 4. Chinese Indonesians 4. The politics of Indonesia
performing arts. Indonesia’s rich often ‘fight’ to pay takes place in the
culture begets so many inspired when eating at a framework of a
works of art — paintings, restaurant. Offering to presidential representative
sculpture, music, dance, theatre, pay for everyone is an democratic republic
and more. From the ancient exhibition of wealth. whereby the President of
times to contemporary era, Indonesia is both head of
Indonesian artists keep drawing state and head of
inspiration from the government and of a
archipelago’s culture, values, and multi-party system.
nature, ensuring the art scene
stays alive and progressing.

5. Indonesians celebrate everything. 5. Indonesian time. The 5. Since 2003, Indonesia has
From a child’s first step on the Indonesian concept of required every political
ground to certain months of time is much looser, so party to include at least 30
pregnancy, many cultures in it is not unusual for percent women in their
Indonesia has special ceremonies them to be one or two organizational structure at
for even the tiniest milestones. hours late to the national level and to
Many cultures also make a huge appointments. nominate at least 30
deal out of life events like percent women as
weddings and funerals, mixing legislative candidates in
them with mesmerizing electoral districts or face
traditional customs and disenfranchisement. It is a
celebrations. There are also requirement that has
communal celebrations like a never fulfilled its
myriad of different ceremonies potential.
of harvest or thanksgiving, and
special dates associated with
legends or history.