Reconceptualizing The Existence Of Various Elements Of Balanced Reciprocity To Increase Independence Of Farming Communities

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  • Imam Santosa
  • Muslihudin
  • Wiwiek R. Adawiyah

Abstract

This research aims to examine the reconceptualization of the existence of various elements of balanced reciprocity to enhance the independence of farming communities. The research locations were intentionally selected in rural areas of Sumbang District, Kembaran District, Banyumas District, Padamara District, and Kutasari District, Purbalingga Regency, Central Java Province. The research design incorporates field research, combining phenomenological and semi-grounded research methods. A qualitative approach was employed in this study to understand the subject from the informant's perspective.

The findings reveal that various distinct mechanisms of balanced reciprocity are evident among the respondents. Balanced reciprocity is driven not only by economic motives but also by social ones. The reconceptualization of the various elements of balanced reciprocity, which can enhance the independence of farming communities, is intrinsically linked to the principle of consistent exchange inherent in symbiotic mutualism. The reconceptualized elements encompass the direction of social relations, the item being exchanged, readiness for exchange, willingness to exchange, economic benefits, functional benefits, opportunities for exchange, and mutual trust.

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2024-03-14

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Santosa, I. ., Muslihudin, & Adawiyah, W. R. (2024). Reconceptualizing The Existence Of Various Elements Of Balanced Reciprocity To Increase Independence Of Farming Communities. Migration Letters, 21(S8), 71–78. Retrieved from https://migrationletters.com/index.php/ml/article/view/9230

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