Consuming Midnights: Indonesian Youths’ Stay-Up-Late Lifestyle in Branded Places
B. S. Wijaya
This article inquires into the meanings associated with urban youths’ stay-up-late lifestyle in 24-hour branded cafés and convenience stores. These branded places are spreading now, in both big and small cities of Indonesia. Providing free Internet access and cozy sitting spots, they are a magnet for youths, who crowd up there with their “work gadgets,” such as laptops and smartphones or sometimes just chat with friends through the night, consuming snacks and beverages. Using a qualitative approach, we observed and interviewed some informants and found that the stay-up-late lifestyle for urban youth is a form of insomniac expression for worldly pleasure and the desire to succeed, intertwined with a workaholic identity construction. These personal discourses are inseparable from the media and social discourse that develops within the community.
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Cite this article (7th APA style): Wijaya, B. S. (2021). Consuming Midnights: Indonesian Youths’ Stay-Up-Late Lifestyle in Branded Places. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, 17(1), 17-30. https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-008X/CGP/v17i01/17-30
Why Do Educational People Commit Corruption in Communicating Their Personal Brands?
B. S. Wijaya, Muhammad Taufiq Amir, & Jurica Lucyanda
Amid the increasingly fierce competition, personal branding has become necessary for modern workers today, including professionals in education. This article explores why people in the educational milieu, especially higher education, commit corruption in communicating their brands. We conducted interviews and one-on-one discussions with ten people who work as instructors, researchers, and structural officials in educational institutions. We identified three main reasons motivating them to commit corruption in personal brand communication: financial reasons, managerial reasons, and communicative reasons. Financial reasons refer to economic goals in improving self and family well-being and meeting daily and long-term needs. On the other side, managerial motives refer to organizational performance goals that impact personal career advancement. Meanwhile, communicative intentions apply to imaging related to the need for identity and social recognition. This research can reference decision-makers to assess performance and determine what rewards or punishments are suitable for individuals in their organizations.
Cite this article: Wijaya, B. S., Amir, M. T., & Lucyanda, J. (2021). Why Do Educational People Commit Corruption in Communicating Their Personal Brands? Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research, 532, 85-90. https://dx.doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210227.014
Why do people ignore the ‘plastic bag diet’ campaign? An Indonesian consumers perspective
B. S. Wijaya, Prima Mulyasari Agustini, Mirana Hanathasia, Dianingtyas M. Putri & A. H. Sutawidjaya
As an effort to minimize the climate change impact, reducing plastic waste is urgently needed. Unfortunately, so far this effort has not yielded maximal results, even though the ‘plastic bag diet’ campaign has been intensified. This paper interrogates the reason why Indonesian consumers/shoppers disregarded and did not even care about the campaign. Using Focus Group Discussion, the authors discussed with two groups of different shoppers, namely the regular shoppers and non-regular shoppers. The discussion is divided into three topics. First, the habit of using plastic shopping bags. Second, awareness of avoiding the use of plastic shopping bags. Third, the possibility to adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle. The results show that both regular and non-regular shopper groups do not mind paying 200IDR for plastic shopping bags because it is financially not detrimental, and they are reluctant to bring their shopping bags. Besides being troublesome, some of the participants also considered it old-fashioned. However, non-regular shoppers tend to have an awareness of environmental preservation better than regular shoppers. Therefore, we conclude several factors that cause consumers to ignore the ‘plastic bag diet’ campaign, including functional, social, cultural, and structural reasons.
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Wijaya, B. S., Agustini, P. M., Hanathasia, M., Putri, D. M. & Sutawidjaya, A. H. (2020). Why Do People Ignore the ‘Plastic Bag Diet’ Campaign? An Indonesian Consumers Perspective. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 423(1). https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/423/1/012009
Relasi Konsumen dan Merek dalam Dimensi Simbolik, Sosial dan Politik
Oleh: B. S. Wijaya
Abstrak: Oleh Baudrillard (1996), ‘merek’ (‘brand‘) disebut memberi kontribusi bagi masa depan bahasa konsumsi. Kita pun dapat melihat dewasa ini merek menjadi wacana yang mengintrusi hampir segenap sisi kehidupan masyarakat pascamoderen, dan dibahasakan dalam konteks konsumsi secara luas. Hal ini berimplikasi pada konstruksi relasi konsumen dan merek yang bergerak dalam berbagai dimensi pemaknaan yang tidak tunggal. Makalah ini mengkaji secara konseptual bagaimana konstelasi makna relasi konsumen dan merek dalam dimensi simbolik, sosial dan politis. Continue reading
Political Branding, Public Sphere/Space and the Corruption of Communication
by B. S. Wijaya & Andi Faisal
Abstract—In the 2014 Indonesia’s presidential election, the frenetic of imaging communications and persuasion fulfilled the public space and sphere, involving not only the campaign teams of each candidate but also broad public participation. Using a discursive approach with Habermasian’s public sphere as an analytical tool, this paper examines how political branding, the corruption of communications and the discourse of public sphere/space intersect producing what we call the communication fog. We identified some forms of communication corruption in political branding in the public Continue reading