Semiarto Purwanto

Semiarto Purwanto
University of Indonesia | UI

Doctor of Philosophy
Research and teaching

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Introduction
Semiarto Aji Purwanto is a Professor of Anthropology at the Universitas Indonesia. His works include development studies, environment/forestry studies, agriculture, health & family, arts, ethnicity, and the use of ICT. He received ASEAN Scholarship at the National University of Singapore (2006), Nippon Foundation scholarship for one-year research in the Philippines (2008), Australian Leadership Award (2012), and Taiwan Fellowship (2020)
Education
January 2006 - July 2010
University of Indonesia
Field of study
  • Anthropology

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Publications (39)
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Over time, inhabitants of the Kapuas Hulu region of West Kalimantan, Indonesia have changed their livelihood strategies, evolving from collecting forest products, fishing, and swidden agriculture to involvement in forest industry, the latter in response to broader social, political and economic changes of the post-independence and post-reform eras....
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The management of natural resources is authorized with local regulations when dealing with forest community and legal law including some parties from outside of particular forest area. The two contrasts between the local and national regulations have frequently taken place as result of conflict of interest. Therefore some questions arise: how is th...
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Managing natural resources is indispensable if they are to be used, while at the same time maintaining their sustainability. Usage should only be undertaken if the sustainability of the natural resource is firmly assured (Sayer& Campbell 2004). As a consequence, every consumption of a resource has to be carried out simultaneously with an act of con...
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The introduction of law no. 22/1999 on local governance (Udang-Undang no. 22/ 1999 mengenai pemerintahan daerah), which allows local or regional governments to independently manage the natural resources of their territories, has resulted in changes to the utilization of forest resources in various regions in Indonesia. It is these changes that I wi...
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Adat is Indonesian concept for customary law, a living law practiced by people in their communities. For decades after independence of Indonesia in 1945, the role of adat was gradually changed and replaced by national legal laws. It, however, did not really abolish the existence of adat in daily practices of particular communities. Since the 1998 R...
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This article discusses the cultural policy in the state level. The discussion on cultural policy cannot be separated from the idea of the state's interest in maintaining citizens' trust in government programs. The strong role of the state in formulating cultural policies is often seen as the hegemony of the state over society, in the perspective of...
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The Indonesian government is pushing for an increase in the development of geothermal power plants. West Sumatra is one of twenty provinces in Indonesia that have geothermal potential. The government has given the company permission to develop geothermal potential in two districts in West Sumatra. Phase I development has been successfully carried o...
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This research aims to analyze the student community's resistance to developing geothermal power plants (in Indonesia, referred to as Pembangkit Listrik Tenaga Panas Bumi, abbreviated as PLTP), analyze movement patterns, and assess the resistance movement's challenges. This study used qualitative research methods. Data were collected by interview, o...
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The article describes the high exposure and coverage of social and mass media in a village of Pariangan in Indonesia. In 2016, an online tourism publication reported the village as one of the most beautiful villages globally. This judgment, re-broadcast by local news websites and social media users, drew the attention of villagers and government of...
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This article explores anthropological perspectives in public policy by using the central concept of policy mobility. This concept will show how policy resulting from the accumulation of knowledge, strength, and geographical imagination moves from one territory to another. The emphasis on forming policy ideas is different from policy studies from an...
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Over time, village governance in Indonesia has undergone many changes. In the pre-colonial era, villages were organised according to the local customary law called ‘adat’, and today, those same villages are part of the modern state. Suharto’s centralised New Order regime led to dramatic changes in village governance, as all villages were arranged u...
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Purpose: This article examines affective technology to understand the significance of creative labour in Indonesia multinational oil and gas companies in the city of Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. Methodology: The data is gathered from desk studies by reviewing policies, monographs, and printed documents, and ethnographic observations to understand t...
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This article aims to analyze the relationship between state and illegality which taking place at the center, namely in Jakarta. The study becomes significant for examining how mechanisms and relations of non-state and state actors occur. Many ethnographic studies of illegal activities, such as gold mining, logging, and fishing show that such busine...
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Tin mining on Bangka Island was monopolized by large companies since the colonial period until twenty years ago. Furthermore, illegal tin miners or unconventional mines (tambang inkonvensional or TI) are the main actors in tin exploitation. We conducted research on the network of tin mining actors to explain the social relations, capital, and busin...
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Many studies of silat have documented the jurus (moves) or aliran (streams) in silat, especially those based on tradition. Even so, there are still many things about this martial arts tradition that have not been deeply touched, for instance, how it can be developed without losing the authenticity of the tradition. We exercise it as a problem of ho...
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Urbanization and industrialization have led physical changes in urban spaces. These changes cause environmental degradation such as urban heat. It stimulates negative impacts to human living condition including in densely populated settlements characterized by small yards, even no yard, and small alleys. Inhabitants of these settlements respond the...
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Networks were important in the forming of a collaborative workshop where representatives of relevant groups discussed strategies to shape socio-ecological change in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Networks enhanced capacity, power, control and exchange. Furthermore, participants increased their social capital and status. Being part of established ne...
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This study is about the increase in Muslim housing complexes in Jakarta, which is marketed to specific targets. Those houses are exclusively designed for Muslims, to provide them with a house and a community to ensure they can raise a good and blessed family. Although the development of Islamic housing complexes can be traced to the 1990s, they are...
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This article will describe the adoption process of digital technology and media in an Indonesian established media group. The tempo is one of the leading media in Indonesia which is known for its independence and strongly emphasize on balance reporting. When current media technology enables many parties to interact and response to each other in mas...
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Buku ini berisi tentang upaya pelestarian tenun Iban di Kalimantan Barat. Frase ‘pelestarian tenun’ patut diberi perhatian khusus karena inti dari kegiatan yang kami sajikan berasal dari berbagai kepentingan. Pertama, obyek yang tengah kita bicarakan dan menjadi kajian utama adalah mengenai kain tenun khas Iban, sebagian menyebutnya sebagai pua’ ku...
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While the State plays an important role in actively transforming communities into conditions considered as ‘developed’, at the micro level there are some traditional features which persist. This short ethnographic observation carried out among the Dawan in the village of Oinlasi, South Amanatun, East Nusa Tenggara, revealed that the ume kbubu, a Ti...
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Color is a cultural expression derived from the culturalknowledge of particular social groups. Culture in the form of local tradition determine the color composition and selection can be seen in tenun or traditional weaving. Almost every tenun uses natural dyes will come-up with soft, darker, and other low intensity of colors. It is considered that...
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The paper describes struggle of a local tradition to survive in a changing of complex and rapid social and cultural context. Pua kumbu as part of the old Iban culture was overlooked, as was the case with the Iban tribe who were regarded as underdeveloped. Despite of many changes, pua kumbu is still very popular and widely spread in the Iban communi...
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The paper will describe the history of inequality of state-society relations in Indonesia through case studies on current village politics and governance. For decades, during the New Order, the villages became subordinate to the state. The forms of leadership, recruitment, and succession, for example, are regulated by the state through the Village...
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Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk memberi gambaran mengenai kondisi sosial pekerja pada industri sepatu. Pada kondisi prekariat (prekaritas) yang penuh ketidakpastian, mereka harus membuat keputusan untuk memilih tetap berada dalam industri tersebut atau keluar. Secara khusus akan dicermati strategi apa saja yang akan mereka lakukan untuk dapat terus...
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Print After reformasi, Kereng Pangi, Kalimantan became the site of a gold rush Kereng Pangi, located about 120 kilometres west of Palangkaraya, the capital of Central Kalimantan province, was the site of a goldmine operated by PT Ampalit Mas Perdana during the 1990s. Following reformasi and the declaration of the region as autonomous in 1999, local...
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Abstrak Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk memberi gambaran mengenai kondisi sosial pekerja pada industri sepatu. Pada kondisi prekariat (prekaritas) yang penuh ketidakpastian, mereka harus membuat keputusan untuk memilih tetap berada dalam industri tersebut atau keluar. Secara khusus akan dicermati strategi apa saja yang akan mereka lakukan untuk dapa...
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Buku ini diangkat dari hasil penelitian yang secara khusus bertujuan untuk mengungkap tiga hal utama yaitu: mendeskripsikan kehidupan petani dan budaya petani komersial pada komunitas petani sayur di Berastagi, memberikan analisis tentang berbagai aspek budaya petani sebelum munculnya pertanian sayur komer- sial yang mungkin masih bertahan, dan mem...
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Para ilmuwan sosial sejak pertengahan dasawarsa 1970-an sudah mengisyaratkan transformasi mental masyarakat Indonesia agar dapat hidup di dunia modern (Lubis 1985); yang memerlukan syarat tumbuhnya mentalitas pembangunan (Koentjaraningrat 1987). Tiga puluh tahun kemudian gagasan besar dari dua tokoh pemikir besar di bidang kebudayaan itu nampaknya...
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Kehidupan masyarakat kota seringkali diidentikkan dengan bidang jasa dan industri yang berbasis teknologi tinggi dan keterampilan yang diperoleh secara khusus. Para ilmuwan sosial menengarai bertahannya praktik bertani di kota-kota besar dunia. Di kota negara berkembang, penjelasan mengenai pertanian kota umumnya dikaitkan dengan migrasi dan penyes...
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Multiculturalism is a new social order for a plural society like Indonesia. With different backgrounds of ethnicity, social class, and re- ligion, multiculturalism appears as a new social contract for the nation. What is really needed for a multicultural society is more than a stage of acceptance for the new comers or migrants to a nation (Kymlicka...
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Jakarta, as third world metropolitan, accommodates large area of agriculture sites. Generally, vegetable farming is the main agriculture activity in the city. My research on Jakarta's urban agriculture identified a strong relation between urban sites and rural people as the actors of agriculture in urban context. During 2007-2008, I was conducting...
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Designing programs participatively is frequently seen as the best alternative towards the effort of developing society that prioritizes the principle of democracy. It is undeniable that such a process shall convincingly accommodate the varied stakeholders' interests, especially the society to be developed. Yet, soon after the process has been carri...
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Rice farmers in Sidamukti, West Java plant several varieties of rice, sometimes planting two or three varieties together in one plot of land. The decision to plant a specific variety is strongly influenced by farmers’ agricultural knowledge, such as knowledge of varieties of rice, periods of maturation, tastes, characteristics of specific varieties...

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