Inclusive and Exclusive Dynamics in Local Community Wedding Tradition in East Java and West Nusa Tenggara

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Wiwik Setiyani
Saprudin Saprudin
Nurhairunnisa Nurhairunnisa


Local tradition is a pride that creates identity. Each region has their own identity in strengthening the uniqueness of its traditions. Inclusive versus exclusive has a different sense, but both of them have the same sense of preserving, caring, and sustaining local traditions. There are two important things that must be explored in this study; 1), how the wedding traditions in Kediri, East Java, and Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, are comparable? 2), how the uniqueness of each region’s wedding traditi-ons is in realizing inclusive and exclusive local traditions? Based on the wedding traditions comparison, it was found that 1), each region possesses a variety of historical values. 2), the Siman and Wetu Telu community have their own dynamic in responding and sustaining wedding traditions. Blummer’s symbolic theory helps to analyze and deepen the harmonization of the dialectics of local marriage traditions. Community dignity is maintained by preserving the values of local wisdom as a symbol of regional pride in East Java and West Nusa Tenggara. The dialectic through the symbol of marriage is a social fact to maintain the integrity of communal morals, which are framed in communal norms.


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Setiyani, Wiwik, Saprudin Saprudin, and Nurhairunnisa Nurhairunnisa. “Inclusive and Exclusive Dynamics in Local Community Wedding Tradition in East Java and West Nusa Tenggara”. Islamica: Jurnal Studi Keislaman 18, no. 2 (March 1, 2024): 123-141. Accessed June 21, 2024.


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