The Journal of Contemporary Sociological Issues (CSI)
Vol 1 No 1 (2021): Journal of Contemporary Sociological Issues

On Air: Representing Osing Identity in Community Radio

Windu Bramantio Wisnu (University of Jember, Indonesia)
Dien Vidia Rosa (University of Jember, Indonesia)

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Publish Date
03 Feb 2021


The purpose of this research is to describe the articulation of Osing’s culture on three community radios in Banyuwangi. Understanding language as an identity medium is essential to analyzing underlying cultural dynamics and the crucial vital they play. The Government policy reshaped Osing's identity as an added value to drive regional economic growth. This impacted local, cultural practices. The government created the Osing culture as the primary character used to differentiate them from other cultural practices. Notwithstanding, this research argues that culture is not an entity that can be organized and represented in a monolithic form. Using qualitative methods, this study found that the Osing culture, especially the practice of its language, became a medium of discourse that intertwined with various other cultures. Furthermore, radio has become a space for cultural encounters and a site for cultural submissions that are continually changing and discovering social contexts. Keywords: Osing Languages, Osing Community Radio, Osing Representations

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Humanities Environmental Science Languange, Linguistic, Communication & Media Law, Crime, Criminology & Criminal Justice Social Sciences


Journal of Contemporary Sociological Issues is an open-access journal that does not charge fees for authors or institutional subscriptions. CSI is managed by Advanced Studies on Socio-Economic Development based at the University of Jember. CSI is primarily focused on issues related to: a. economic ...