Karangpakuan Village is one of the villages in Sumedang, West Java, which territory was broken up into multiple parts by the government, as part of its land was submerged in the framework of the creation of the Jatigede Reservoir. Karangpakuan Village is one of the traditional Sunda Priangan villages, in which traditional customary inheritance norms based on bilateral kinship values are still practiced – despite the Islamic background of the community. These bilateral kinship values influence inheritance practices as these are not based on gender, but divided equally while considering other criteria, such as the number of children in the family and the role someone plays in the family. Using a qualitative-ethnographic research method, this article discusses the relationship between bilateral kinship values and customary inheritance practices in Karangpakuan Village. In addition, this article touches upon the issue of how parents reproduce bilateral kinship norms within a Muslim context.

Bahasa Abstract

Desa Karangpakuan merupakan salah satu desa di Sumedang, Jawa Barat yang wilayahnya dipecah menjadi beberapa bagian oleh pemerintah, karena sebagian daratannya terendam dalam rangka pembuatan Waduk Jatigede. Desa Karangpakuan merupakan salah satu desa adat Sunda Priangan yang masih menjalankan norma-norma pewarisan adat berdasarkan nilai-nilai kekerabatan bilateral – meskipun masyarakatnya berlatar belakang Islam. Nilai-nilai kekerabatan bilateral ini mempengaruhi praktik pewarisan karena tidak berdasarkan jenis kelamin, tetapi dibagi rata dengan mempertimbangkan kriteria lain, seperti jumlah anak dalam keluarga dan peran yang dimainkan seseorang dalam keluarga. Dengan menggunakan metode penelitian kualitatif-etnografi, artikel ini membahas hubungan nilai kekerabatan bilateral dengan praktik pewarisan adat di Desa Karangpakuan. Selain itu, artikel ini menyentuh persoalan bagaimana orang tua mereproduksi norma kekerabatan bilateral dalam konteks Muslim.


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