Antropologi Indonesia


This article stems from my experience of conducting ethnography on indigenous Dayak Benawan women in West Kalimantan for approximately two years. Documenting the experiences and knowledge of indigenous Dayak Benawan women was a challenge for me as a researcher, a man, and part of the Dayak Benawan people. Reflection on field data reveals that indigenous women of Dayak Benawan experience multiple oppressions of poverty, starting from the family system, the community, and even the state. For this reason, this article tries to understand the reality of Dayak Benawan women in sociological research and how the women-ethnography method is applied in this research.

Bahasa Abstract

Tulisan ini berangkat dari pengalaman saya melakukan etnografi tentang perempuan adat Dayak Benawan di Kalimantan Barat selama kurang lebih dua tahun. Mendokumentasikan pengalaman dan pengetahuan perempuan adat Dayak Benawan menjadi satu tantangan bagi saya sebagai peneliti, laki-laki, dan bagian dari orang Dayak Benawan. Refleksi data lapangan mengungkapkan bahwa perempuan adat Dayak Benawan mengalami opresi kemiskinan yang berlapis, mulai dari sistem keluarga, komunitas, bahkan negara. Atas dasar itulah tulisan ini mencoba menggali pemahaman tentang realitas perempuan Dayak Benawan dalam penelitian sosiologis dan bagaimana metode etnografi perempuan diaplikasikan dalam penelitian ini.


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