Nurdin Abdullah Capacity in Utilizing Symbolic Capital to Achieve Power

Haboddin, Muhtar and Bachtiar, Rizqi (2020) Nurdin Abdullah Capacity in Utilizing Symbolic Capital to Achieve Power. In: IISS 2019, 30-31 October 2019, Malang, Indonesia.

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This article focuses on the capacity of the traditional elite in optimizing resources to win in the local election of Indonesia. In particular, the article explains Nurdin Abdullah’s capacity to utilize symbolic capital in order to win in the gubernatorial election of South Sulawesi in 2018. The study uses the ideas of Thomas Gibson regarding symbolic knowledge in elaborating the symbolic capital of Abdullah. In South Sulawesi, the nobility is a symbolic capital, Karaeng, that places Abdullah as an elite in the structure of society. Abdullah is well known as a Karaeng, local nobility, or traditional elite who occupies the highest position in the social structure. The predicate of nobility is a symbolic capital that was the most influential power used in gaining political contestation of the gubernatorial election. As an educated and enlightened aristocrat, Abdullah is well-aware that this symbolic capital is firmly embedded in social life, influences the dynamics of local politics, and has massive followers. Herein lays the urgency of the political aristocracy. By that, Abdullah has been successful in reproduction from symbolic capital to political power bringing him to be a Governor.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: capacity nobility symbolic power governor election
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2021 19:46
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 19:46

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