Elderly Must Endure, The: Ageing In The Minangkabau Community In Modern Indonesia


by Fanany, Rebecca; Ismet Fanany

Elderly Must Endure, The: Ageing In The Minangkabau Community In Modern Indonesia

Price:  US$25.85   (SGD35.90*)
Format:  Paper Back, 309 pages
Published:  2019, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814818469
SB#:  062329 (120)

About This Book

This book concerns older members of the Minangkabau ethnic group, one of Indonesia's many local cultures. The Minangkabau have an ancient matrilineal social structure that is embodied in their local law and customs (adat) and that, in the view of many Minangkabau, is under increasing pressure in the modern context. This book is based on a long-term study of older Minangkabau in modern Indonesia with a focus on cultural consonance. It profiles the members of one family from a village in the highlands of West Sumatra whose members now live in cities across Indonesia as well as in their village of origin. The challenges but also the opportunities experienced by these individuals, and members of the older Minangkabau population in general, are characteristic of similar social change experienced across Indonesia in recent decades and illustrate the nature of culture shift in the rapidly urbanizing and modernizing context of modern Indonesia.


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