Sigilipoe, Astri Yogatama Nationalism in Online Media of Ethnic Minority. In: Indonesia International Communication Conference, November 2010, Jakarta. (Submitted)
Spirit of nationalism is less interested among Chinese as result of history of discrimination in Indonesia. Nationalism definition separated into civic, cultural, and ethnic nationalism. Perhimpunan Indonesia Tionghoa (INTI) as one of Chinese Organization in Indonesia has mission to built nationalism among Chinese trough external media of ethnic minority, online and offline. They use website as online media because of its characteristic as public sphere for ethnic minority in larger boundaries than offline. The text analysis of main page and message box has discovered spirit of nationalism both in main page and message box. Chinese Indonesian inside and abroad Indonesia, even the indigenous, has involved in reading those online contents and discussing national issues. Contents and comments in INTI’s website tend to be civic nationalism, which emphasized in national identity based on citizenship, political activity (participation), political ideology and similarity of territory. Cultural and ethnic nationalism still appear as part of cultural adaptation from “immigrant” to be Indonesian. Overall, the process of nationalism construction in online media of ethnic minority is identical with interactivity principle.
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