Dui’ Menre’: Bone Buginese’ Marriage in South Sulawesi

Title : Dui’ Ménré: Bõné Bugínese Marriage in South Sulawesi
Author : Juhansar Andi Latief (CRCS, 2009)
Keywords : dui’ ménré, marriage, Bugínese, Bõné, custom, and religion.
Abstract :
This study aims to discover the cultural axiology of dui’ ménré in Bõné Bugínese marriage, South Sulawesi, which still exist in modernization time, and to identify and describe the role of the little tradition in it. The description and the argument about these things done through analysis of the form, the basic considerations, the principles that apply, and social consequences in the community life and its solutions.The research is a type of qualitative research with a focus on cultural studies, dui’ ménré in Bõné Bugínese marriage in South Sulawesi. The data were collected by field observation on the form, procedures and applicable precession in that culture; in depth interviews with leaders of culture, religion, society, government, and the actors themselves; and documentation in the form of picture and recordings of these cultures. Data were collected and analyzed using socio-anthropological approach presented descriptively and qualitatively.

This study shows that the culture of dui’ ménré in Bõné Bugínese marriage still exist although it has experienced various shifts including the widening of the value, meaning, and purpose of the previous one. Therefore, ‘denials’ and the polemic in custom itself and between custom and religion which coloring the culture were happened after dignity, and pride in maintaining their ‘culture of prestige’, and to gain public recognition, as well as the waning of the traditional political power that caused the bird of ‘the rape of the custom’ by a fulfillment of ‘needs’. In fulfillment of these, the tap of negotiation opened as a way to reap a new legitimacy.

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