You are not logged in.
Openly accessible

The experience of old age in West Sumatra, Indonesia: Culture shift and cultural consonance in the modern era

Fanany, Rebecca, Fanany, Ismet and Tasady, Rafsel 2014, The experience of old age in West Sumatra, Indonesia: Culture shift and cultural consonance in the modern era, International journal of aging and society, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 51-59.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
fanany-experienceofold-2014.pdf Published version application/pdf 468.93KB 231

Title The experience of old age in West Sumatra, Indonesia: Culture shift and cultural consonance in the modern era
Author(s) Fanany, RebeccaORCID iD for Fanany, Rebecca orcid.org/0000-0001-7208-7975
Fanany, Ismet
Tasady, Rafsel
Journal name International journal of aging and society
Volume number 3
Issue number 1
Start page 51
End page 59
Total pages 9
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Place of publication Champaign, IL
Publication date 2014-01
ISSN 2160-1909
2160-1917
Keyword(s) aging
West Sumatra
cultural consonance
culture change
elderly
social change
Summary The past four decades have seen enormous social change in Indonesia as the nation continues to experience rapid urbanization and social pressures in the globalized economy that have led to tensions between traditional cultures and the modern mainstream around the nation. This cultural shift has been felt strongly in West Sumatra, a region of Indonesia inhabited almost entirely by members of the matrilineal Minangkabau ethnic group. While the traditional social values of the area remain strong, they are eroding, and the Minang are becoming more like other Indonesians in terms of their family structure, occupations, and lifestyle. This has had a significant impact on the experience of old age as social and culture change has affected the traditional matrilineal structures that supported and ensured care for the elderly in past generations. This paper will describe the ways in which traditional institutions accommodated older individuals and describe how these systems have changed in the present day. Case studies across generations will be presented to illustrate the ways in which traditional matrilineal social structures are, and have been, perceived in the context of aging. Further, the paper will describe what this means for the elderly and their families in terms of cultural consonance in today’s society, and discussion will focus on the changing experience of old age in a society in transition against a backdrop of rapid urbanization and modernization.
Language eng
Field of Research 169903 Studies of Asian Society
Socio Economic Objective 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Common Ground Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30062473

Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 435 Abstract Views, 234 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 10:18:36 EST by Rebecca Fanany

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.