The Culture of Makayaklo in North Maluku Society

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  • Title: The Culture of Makayaklo in North Maluku Society: Teaching the Values of Building Solidarity and Social Integration
  • Author(s): Bakar Djibat, Saiful Deni, Zubair Saing
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: New Directions in the Humanities
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies
  • Keywords: Local Wisdom, Education Value, Social Solidarity, Social Integration, Sincerity
  • Volume: 17
  • Issue: 1
  • Year: 2019
  • ISSN: 2327-0055 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2327-2376 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-0055/CGP/v17i01/43-54
  • Citation: Djibat, Bakar , Saiful Deni, and Zubair Saing. 2019. "The Culture of Makayaklo in North Maluku Society: Teaching the Values of Building Solidarity and Social Integration." The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies 17 (1): 43-54. doi:10.18848/2327-0055/CGP/v17i01/43-54.
  • Extent: 12 pages

Abstract

This study was conducted to analyse the value in Makayaklo culture of efforts to build solidarity and social integration among the North Maluku people. Conscience, obliging humans in absolute terms, and formal behaviour are some of the main values in this culture, as they are the qualifications of a responsible person. The Makayaklo culture also highly values the principles of solidarity, which include helping others, cooperating, togetherness, simplicity, responsibility, improved reasoning, and empathy. Other values that are traditional and absolute include humility, strong belief in Islam, achieving a high position by working without undue influence, and gaining wealth through hard work. This study used a qualitative method with a multi-case study approach, which was intended to uncover and analyse the value of the Makayaklo tradition of building solidarity and socially integration among the North Maluku people. The results indicated that Makayaklo culture could be used as the primary reference for folklore, literature, and religion, which pass on the moral values required for character education. Further analysis showed that celebrations and partaking in them are the two most significant points of Makayaklo culture. Therefore, to sustain Makayaklo, preservation is needed by incorporating tradition into local content curriculum in basic education.