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The origin of oil palm social conflict in Laman Satong, Ketapang, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia

Slamet Haryono, Rizabuana Ismail, Zulkifli Lubis, Sismudjito and Muryanto Amin
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Slamet Haryono: Master of Sociology Study Program, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
Rizabuana Ismail: Master of Sociology Study Program, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
Zulkifli Lubis: Department of Anthropology, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
Sismudjito: Master of Sociology Study Program, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
Muryanto Amin: Department of Political Science, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), 2020, vol. 9, issue 1, 39-45

Abstract: This research aims to describe the process and reveal the origin of social conflict in the incoming oil palm investment. Twelve Subjects are involved in this research, located in Laman Satong Village, Ketapang District, Kalimantan Barat Province, Indonesia in February-May 2019. The results showed that a threat to society's identity meaning which depends on the forest was anorigin of social conflict. The incoming of oil palm investment was considered as a threat because of the limited formal communication channel, through socialization meetings. This limitation indicated to slow down their stock of knowledge renewal, that related to their future fate. Thus, it creates worries that caused resistance and internal community conflict itself. Academically this research contributes to establishing the social conflict theory and stock of knowledge concept in terms of conflict in the incoming of oil palm investment. Key Words:Social Conflict, Oil Palm, Stock of Knowledge, Phenomenology

Date: 2020
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