The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 18
Page No. 4462 - 4468

Traditional Infant Immunization in Buton Tribe Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia

Authors : Andi Asrina, A.M. Multazam and Ella Andayani

Abstract: This research aims to analyze the community attitudes and actionson dole-dole tradition that is still maintained by most communities in Buton Tribe, Southeast Sulawesi province, Indonesia. Geographically, it is located in the south of equator between 5.21°-5.33° South Latitude and between 122.30°-122.47° East Longitude. This research usedqualitative research method with ethnographic approach that attempted to reveal the phenomenon of dole-dole tradition of Buton Tribecommunity through in-depth interviews and documentationon public figures, cultural observers and parents having babies. The results show that the informant’sattitude on the preservation of dole-dole tradition is very good. All informants disagree if dole-dole tradition isremoved and replaced with modern tradition and all informants think that this tradition should continue to be preserved because dole-dole tradition is the tradition of ancestors. Informant’s action to preserve the dole-dole tradition will continue to be done by providing information to children, grandchildren or siblings to keep following the tradition and informants who do not follow-dole-dole do not completely abandon this tradition.

How to cite this article:

Andi Asrina, A.M. Multazam and Ella Andayani, 2016. Traditional Infant Immunization in Buton Tribe Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. The Social Sciences, 11: 4462-4468.

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