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Gender Relations in an Indonesian Society: Bugis Practices of Sexuality and Marriage, by Nurul Ilmi Idrus

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  
     
               
    
Nurul Ilmi Idrus
Gender Relations in an Indonesian Society: Bugis Practices of Sexuality and
Marriage        
           
  
           
            
          
         
           
         
        
         
           
            
        
             
            
          
          
           
      
         
          
           
          
            
  Hadith        
 lontaraq        
          
 lontaraq           
         lontaraq  
             
         
           
          
        ibu    
          
 
  
         
          
          
          
           
           
           
            
    
          
            
          
           
            
   tidak laku      
            
            
            
         
            
           
          
          
         
           
           
          
           
           
             
          
     
           
           
          
            
              
          
   Hadith    lontaraq    
          
          
            
  
         
           siriq
           
          
           
            
           
          
           
             
      carok       
            
             
          
            
             
 
            
             
             
          
             
            
          
           
          
           
         
           
           
    
             
          
           
           
           
             
   
Solita Sarwono
    
solita.sarwono@gmail.com
... First in social life, people who have been married are honoured more than those who haven't been married. And from religious side, marriage is considered as a sacred institution due to its connection with worship toward God (Sarwono, 2018). ...
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Finding a perfect match to marry is one of the most important concerns in someone’s life. Some say that finding a perfect match to live with will define the quality of life. In some cultures, someone is considered mature enough to get married when he/she has turned into teenagers. Beside age, accomplishing school or college and having an occupation are also assumed as the markers for someone to get married. Bugis is one of the ethnics that consider marriage as a very essential part of life. It can be seen from the way the Buginese plan a marriage in the family from the matchmaking until the wedding ceremony. In the past days, parents generally determined their child/ren’s match. Even the parents had arranged the matchmaking since their child/ren were kids. They arranged the marriage mostly with relatives or close friends with various reasons. It could not be identified whether this practice of arranged matchmaking or arranged marriage is still exist at this present time. Therefore, by using movie as a media for information, the writers investigate the audience perspectives about arranged marriage, the existence of arranged marriage and the reason for people conducting arranged marriage nowadays, particularly conducted by the Buginese. The data were taken based on audience responses through questionnaire and analysed qualitatively. The results show that there are various perspectives on arranged marriage as depicted in Mappasitaro movie. In addition, the practice of arranged marriage is still found nowadays with various reasons.
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