American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Construction of Nationalism on Papuan College Student in Surabaya Indonesia in Multicuturalism Perspective

This research is motivated by contestation between nationalism of Indonesia and Papua that gave birth to prolonged conflict in Papua. Focuses of research is construction of nationalism on Papuan college student in Surabaya in multiculturalism perspectives. By using theory of constructive nationalism, that used in perspective of multiculturalism. As a qualitative research, it uses ethnographic approach with emic-ethic perspective. By taking location in Surabaya-Indonesia, data were collected from 35Papuan students with observation, in-depth interviews, FGD, and surf blogs, facebooks, and twitter. The findings is that consciousness as a nation and Papuan nationalism is constructed on the essential-primordial elements, who is influenced by agents of change, colonization, exploitation, marginalization, and the violence and human rights violations, with proceeds through the development of Papuan college student organization that later became the pioneer rejection of government programs and demands for independence, and meaningful cultural reorientation of modern Papua.

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