Women's Local Social Movements

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 10:30 AM
Room: 315
Oral Presentation
Anis FARIDA , Sociology, University of Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia
This study aims to understand whether the phenomenon of rural women's collective action in Dasun, Kediri  can be interpreted as a social movements, and related to the issues, actors and the setting, how’s that social movements can be categorized and have an implication to social justice, and can improve the inequality of women's life. Based on this,  this study aims (1) to explore and interpret the phenomenon of collective action undertaken by women in Dasun, if indeed a social movement and (2) the implications of social movements to improve inequality of women's life and to develop a social justice.

This study is a qualitative research with an ethnographic approach, which a plural method include observation, participation, analysis of records, and interviews. The subjects of this study included some Dasun’s women activist and outsiders who were involved in the growth of the local social movements.

Based on the results of field research and theoretical analysis led to some the conclusion, an important finding of this study, show that a women leader is the product of the movements. The ability to produce a leaders, as far as the author know, is the specific notion that can not be found on collective action in other places.  Collective action in Dasun can be interpreted as a social movements, with the fulfillment of the element of collectivity, shared goals, a loose organization, leadership, spontaneity, and moving beyond the village’s authority. The implications of the achievement of social movements in family life is shown by the involvement of women in decision-making and financial control lies in the female. In society, women have begun to participate in the socio-cultural, political, economic and environmental fields which can improve inequality of women's life and to develop a social justice.