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Distinction, communication and mimicry in Indonesian cafe and angkringan


Nazaruddin, M. (2014) Distinction, communication and mimicry in Indonesian cafe and angkringan. In: 2nd Tourism and Hospitality International Conference (THIC 2014), 5-6 November 2014, Langkawi, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Food and drink are probably one of the most obvious fields of consumption which producing and reproducing distinction.In the Indonesian context, especially in Yogyakarta Special Province and its surroundings, this argument may be explained by the phenomena of angkringan and café.This paper is going to discuss these phenomena with the perspective of habitus, practice and distinction as proposed by Bourdieu.I would propose that angkringan is a cultural sphere that represents the lower-class habitus, a place for lower-class practices.Meanwhile, the café is a cultural sphere that represents the upper-middle-class habitus, a place of distinction practices of upper middle-class. This distinction practice is performed in the notion of 'mimicry'. In other words, to establish the distinctions to the lower class, the upper-middle class mimics some aspects of Western culture.By trying to be 'Western', they distinguished themselves from the lower classes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN:978-983-2078-83-8 Organized by: School of Tourism, Hospitality and Environmental Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: angkringan; café; habitus; distinction; communication; mimicry
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2015 07:07
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2015 07:07
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13340

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