Mletiko, 14 November 2014
This is the title of a public seminar to be conducted by ISEAS on 18 November 2014, from 10.00 am – 12.00 noon, in ISEAS. This seminar presents some findings from a collaborative study between ISEAS and BPS- Statistics Indonesia on ethnicity. There will be three speakers in this presentation: Evi Nurvidya Arifin, Aris Ananta, and Dwi Retno Wilujeng Wahyu Utami.
Here is a short discription about the seminar.
The democratization process since 1998 has, among many things, broken a polical taboo on discourse about ethnicity. In the 2000 population census, the BPS – Statistics Indonesia was allowed to collect and publish data on ethnicity, the first time since Indonesia’s independence. The collection and publication of the statistics continued in the 2010 population census. At the same time the decentralization process has made ethnic identity more salient in Indonesia. Furthermore, rising population mobility has increased the likelihood that Indonesians meet with people from different backgrounds, including different ethnic groups.
However, there are only few detailed studies on Indonesia’s ethnic diversity based on demographic studies. This study adds to the literature on Indonesia’s ethnicity, by quantifying ethnic diversity at the national, provincial, and district levels.
Readers can also open Uncovering Indonesia’s Ethnic Diversity