Authors : Nursalam
Abstract: This research aimed to find out, analyze and describe the social interaction patterns of Tanjung Biras societies towards the foreign tourists in Bulukumba regency which were used as a reflection and guidelines for supporting the certain community life and were developed in social life. The method used was qualitative method by applying descriptive research. The research participants were societies of Tanjung Bira both workers and non-workers and the foreign tourists. The data were collected by in-depth interview and observation and then the data obtained were analyzed qualitatively. Based on the research results, it can be concluded that the interaction patterns of Tanjung Biras societies with the foreign tourists were divided into two forms, namely associative interaction patterns and dissociative interaction patterns. The associative interaction patterns consisted of cooperation, accommodation and assimilation. Meanwhile, the dissociative interaction patterns consisted of competition, contravention and conflict. As for the impact caused by the interaction patterns between societies of Tanjung Bira and the foreign tourists, it included positive and negative effects. The positive effects included providing jobs, increasing the society and government incomes and construction of the better infrastructure facilities. However, the negative effects included appearing the demonstrative effect and the changes of values.
Nursalam , 2017. Community Social Interaction Towards Foreign Tourists. The Social Sciences, 12: 2180-2190.