Weaving Crafts on Muna Community (A Case Study of the Role of Human Capital and Social Capital in Cultural Reproduction of Weaving at Muna Regency)

. Jamiludin, Rabihatun Idris, Sulaiman Samad


There were some problems that the researcher formulated in this study. The first was how the functions of human capital as the main actor in reproduction, development, and preservation of the weaving craft in Muna community? The second was how the functions of social capital in building and developing the business relationships of weaving craft in Muna community? This study used a qualitative approach as a research strategy that generates information or data to describe social reality and events related to weavers’ lives, history, kinship, and social activities. The main target of this study is to explain or describe the cultural reproduction of weaving craft in Muna community. The data were obtained from 15 informants purposively. The data were obtained through observation and in-depth interviews and were analyzed inductively. There were some results that the researcher found. The first was human capital (knowledge, experience, abilities, skills, creativity, and innovation) as the main actor who affects the reproduction of weaving craft. The quality of manufactured products showed that knowledge and experience combined with the skills created creativity and innovation. The entrepreneur implicated to the increase of quality and quantity of production. The second was the function of social capital from the aspect of trust has been well preserved because of the weaving craftsmen and entrepreneurs consider trust as the most important in business relationships. In the aspect of values and norms, it was necessary to maintain the values and norms in society. In networking aspect, the craftsmen have formed a marketing network in the district, provincial, and also national area.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n3s1p53

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