Young People Constructing Identities through Local Portal “Nggalek.co”

Rahayu, Mundi (2017) Young People Constructing Identities through Local Portal “Nggalek.co”. Presented at International Conference of - Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society (IACS), 28-30 July 2017, Sungkonghoe University - Seoul - South Korea. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Globalization itself is redefined as one of society’s self-description insofar as, according to Luhmann’s theory, society is conceived as a cognitive system that can only handle information (about the world, about itself ) only through its own specific operation (communication), so that globalization affects society solely when the later communicates about the former. Among such rapid communication in globalized era, the local people’s identities is in questions. What and how the local young people construct their identities by making the use of internet portal. This paper is aimed at understanding how the local young people in Trenggalek (a rural district in southern coastal area of East Java) construct identities through a local portal of “nggalek.co”. The Trenggalek-based portal “nggalek.co” was founded last year, in 2016, and is intended as the means for communicating their localities to their own community and to the world. This paper will explore the ways the portal represents the negotiation between its local and global cultural aspects. This is interesting to study because communicating globalization also conveys an account of society’s current state, such as the description of local people, exploring local wisdom, environmental problems, and other local people’s concern on their daily life, that in the larger impact contribute to the building of “selfknowledge” and identities.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Keywords: Globalization; new media; rural; Trenggalek; young people
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2099 Other Language, Communication and Culture > 209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Dr Mundi Rahayu
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 02:35

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