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Abstract

Using a theory of power relation of Michel Foucault, the following
research analyze the behavior of religious conversion in the indigenous
people of Anak Rawa in Penyengat, Siak District, hereinafter referred to
as the native People. The research will show that in the middle of the
domination of the state and theologians, the community of indigenous
people actualizes power to maintain its identity in the the midst of the
invasion of new values and culture. To support the argument, the
researcher traced the religiousity of the Indigenous People focusing on
several events of everyday life such as traditions of marriage, death, and
celebration of religious holidays. In addition to adapting to fies the ritual
traditions of each religion so that thes traditions become a means of
preserving their communal identity as a native tribe. The research
ultimately shows the interplay between the state and theologians as the
dominant group, on the one hand, and the indigenous community as a
subjugated group, on the other, in the use of power.

Keywords

indigenous people religion power relation

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Author Biography

Laila Sari Masyhur, UIN Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau

UIN Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau

How to Cite
Masyhur, L. S. (2017). MENJADI BERAGAMA: KONVERSI AGAMA DAN RELASI KUASA PADA INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY. At-Tafkir, 7(1), 1 -. Retrieved from https://journal.iainlangsa.ac.id/index.php/at/article/view/2