Motto:

It’s A Place for Self-Reflection, The World of Words Expressing Limitless Thoughts, Imagination, and Emotions

Minggu, 25 November 2012

CONSTRUCTION AND REPRODUCTION OF CULTURE: A CASE OF PRISMATIC SOCIETY IN A SURABAYA’S SUBURBAN NEW HOUSING


Much. Khoiri
Faculty of Languages and Arts, State University of Surabaya

Abstract

The urbanization process taking place in the metropolitan Surabaya causes the blurring of physical boundaries due to the migration and mixture of ethnic groups in a new housing in the suburbs. The suburbs alone are an integral part of the great metropolitan areas. In this urbanization process, there grows a prismatic society in which people frequently experience cultural negotiations and anxieties brought about by interactions with new values, norms, and social demands. The study was based on a participant observation and interviews with competent subjects. This study revealed four points concerning the adapting strategy applied by prismatic society in a new housing. First, in a prismatic society at KBD Gresik Housing, the poly-functional principle applies where traditional and moderchn values exist simultaneously. Second, the selection of the application of specific norms and general rules tend to be dynamic. Third, in terms of achieving the source of role, power, wealth or prestige, people tend to employ the principles of merit and is supported with the principles of ascriptionand not vice versa. And fourth, in a prismatic society, their language behavior is quite diverse and complicated. Then, prismatic society relies not only on a generic culture, but also constructs and reproduces the differential culture.

Key words: urbanization process, construction and reproduction of culture, prismatic society, a new housing

Jumat, 09 Desember 2011

THE NATIVE RULERS


B. Schrieke
(Diterjemahkan oleh Much. Khoiri)
Sejak terjadinya sejumlah peristiwa di penghujung 1926 dan khususnya permulaan 1927 masalah ‘penguasa asali’ (native rulers), pengaruhnya di tengah rakyat, dan tempatnya dalam sistem pemerintahan Hindia Belanda telah menyedot perhatian pers dan Dewan Rakyat (People’s Council). Diskusi-diskusi relevan, yang kerap dibumbui perasaan, telah didominasi oleh tiga tema besar, yakni “Pemimpin Rakyat atau Pemimpin Pemerintah”, “Biarkan Para Bupati Tetap sebagai Pemimpin Rakyat”, dan “Kedudukan Kaum Intelektual dalam Sistem Dewasa Ini”. 

Rabu, 30 Maret 2011

TIGA JAGOAN POSMO: LYOTARD, DERRIDA, FOUCAULT (Part 3)


Michel Foucault

Politik Pengetahuan,
Episteme
Tata Wacana, dan
Kematian Manusia

Jumat, 25 Februari 2011

TIGA JAGOAN POSMO: LYOTARD, DERRIDA, FOUCAULT (Part 2)


Jacques Derrida
Membongkar Metafisika Kehadiran,
Membiarkan Perbedaan dan Ketidakpastian:
Refleksi Pemikiran Posmodernisme

Jumat, 11 Februari 2011

TIGA JAGOAN POSMO: LYOTARD, DERRIDA, FOUCAULT (Part 1)


Much. Khoiri
Pengantar
 Posmodern ditandai perubahan budaya yang terjadi sebagai akibat perkembangan ilmu pengetahuan dan teknologi informasi. Perubahan yang luar biasa itu dianggap telah menyebabkan dasar-dasar pemikiran yang mendasari kebudayaan modern tetapi tidak lagi memadai bagi kebudayaan yang sedang tumbuh (posmodern).

Sabtu, 29 Januari 2011

LITERATURE IN EFL CLASSROOM


Much. Khoiri and Pratiwi Retnaningdyah

Introduction: Literature in Brief

This article tries to elaborate how literature can be used in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms. I

Senin, 24 Januari 2011

SIKAP BAHASA, KOMPETENSI KOMUNIKATIF, DAN PEMILIHAN BAHASA


Much. Khoiri
Abstract: Language attitude, communicative competence, and language choice have a relatively close relationship. One’s language attitude and communicative conpetence can determine how s/he chooses what language to use in social communicaton and interaction.
Ada kesalahan di dalam gadget ini

Promo Email

Dear friend, I want to introduce you to a website that I recently found to make big earn online. It works all around the clock, and for not just days or weeks, but for months and months, making you big of profit. $0.00 invest - earn hunders daily. It's real and easy way to make money in online. Open the link below to learn more: http://www.bux4ad.com/aft/b1d99e16/2a7dab89.html See you, Much. Khoiri