International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Shift of Power Structure in Rural Banten: A Case of Local Leadership Typology of Ulama and Jawara in Pandeglang
Asep Muslim, Lala M. Kolopaking, Arya H. Dharmawan, Endriatmo Soetarto

This research is mainly inspired by Kartodirjo (1984), Tihami (1992) and Hamid (2010) that describe how ulama (religious elite) and jawara (cultural elite) as the informal leaders play their social power in Banten local politics. With other perspectives, the study of this research is focused on the shift of power structure in Bantenese rural society as influenced by ulama and jawara. By the critic approach, researcher tries to explain why the informal leader is able to influence the local political decisions. The result of this research finds a specific character of Bantenese power structure and the factors that contribute to construct it.

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