The Role of Joint Area Defense Command in National Defense


  • Yudhi Chandra Jaya
  • Guntur Eko Saputro



Introduction. This study ethnographically discusses the tradition of Perang Topat in Lingsar. It was conducted to explain how traditional communities understand and manage their natural and social environment to live together harmoniously among existing groups and groups such as the Hindu and Islamic Wetu Telu communities. This research aims to develop a model of religious moderation involving two religious groups through local wisdom in the form of the perang topat tradition. A cultural expression that is considered crucial for both Hindus and Wetu Telu Muslims as a building of religious moderation that has been implemented in life. Method. This research is a qualitative study, using an ethnographic approach. The ethnographic approach is used to explore the tradition of Perang Topat as a form of religious moderation model about the management of potential religious conflicts in the life of the Lingsar community. The description of the religious moderation model was carried out through 12 stages, namely by determining informants, conducting interviews, making ethnographic notes, asking descriptive questions, conducting ethnographic analysis, making domain analysis, asking structural questions, making taxonomic analysis, asking contrastive questions, continuing with componential analysis, finding cultural themes, and compiling ethnographic reports. Result. The result of this research is that the Perang Topat becomes a space to express various conflicts that arise due to differences in daily life. Conclusion. A means to vent and express feelings, emotions, and conflicts that arise throughout the year between the two religious communities, namely Hinduism and Wetu Telu Islam.


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Yudhi Chandra Jaya, & Guntur Eko Saputro. (2023). The Role of Joint Area Defense Command in National Defense . Migration Letters, 20(7), 690–701.