WIT Press


The 19th Century Traditional Houses Of The Banjar Islamic (Muslim) Community: A Display Of Power

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/IHA160181

Volume

159

Pages

12

Page Range

209 - 220

Published

2016

Size

743 kb

Author(s)

I. Marwoto

Abstract

As mentioned by Christopher Tilley, a house can be a medium to do negotiations among the individuals and their community. The house can become a site to collect and display cultural capital in terms of individual relations with others to place themselves socially. Rumah Bubungan Tinggi which I researched is a traditional house of the Banjar Islamic Malay Kingdom in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, functioning as one where kings have lived. According to the research which has been conducted, there are just about seven wooden houses with rich Islamic caligraphy. The objective of the research is to reveal some facts that this Rumah Bubungan Tinggi as a material culture is used to display those who live in the houses and expose their social power in identity contestation.

Keywords

Rumah Bubungan Tinggi, Islam, Banjar Kingdom, display, identity