Governance of the Nutu Tradition in Kasepuhan Ciptagelar: Reflection on Sustainable Women's Economic Empowerment

Tiara Isfiaty, Kankan Kasmana

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The purpose of this article is to look at the governance of usable or replaceable resources in the context of the nutu tradition as a model for long-term women's economic empowerment in Kampung Gede Kasepuhan Ciptagelar. Kasepuhan Ciptagelar are a Sundanese social group in Banten with economic independence, particularly in food. They believe and live a life based on tatali paranti karuhun as the best form of life in the midst of life's dynamics and modernization. One manifestation of his belief can be seen in his attitude toward preserving farming customs and the use of non-mechanized tools, specifically lisung to process rice. They use a lisung to carry out the tradition of nutu (pounding rice). This tradition is based on siloka, meaning and value about humans and life, and has broad and deep dimensions. The nutu tradition features women as the main characters. This relates to the role of women in Sundanese culture, which is characterized by a binary opposition that is neither matriarchal nor patriarchal, including the pursuit of the family's economic degree. The narrative inductive research method was used, which is a hybrid of economics and socio-cultural science. The data collection technique is an in-depth interview with traditional elders (puun), both jaro and women from the local community. According to the findings of this study, the survival of the nutu tradition is linked to the issue of local community values and cultural interpretations in the form of (1) the concept of parents as a replaceable resource factor and (2) the concept of lineage, kinship, and brotherhood as a usable resource factor as a benchmark for women's economic empowerment. Kampung Gede Kasepuhan Ciptagelar's sustainability.

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