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 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
Wijaya, B. S., Eddyono, A. S., Kania, D., Kurnia, A. & Suharyanti (2020). Haze, Climate Change, and Media Brand Responsibility: How Republika Calls for Public Action in Saving the Environment through Smoggy Photojournalism. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 423(1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/423/1/012008
Haze, climate change, and media brand responsibility: how Republika calls for public action in saving the environment through smoggy photojournalism
B. S. Wijaya, Aryo Subarkah Eddyono, Dessy Kania, Ari Kurnia & Suharyanti
When the haze disaster struck several regions in Indonesia (especially Kalimantan and Sumatra) in 2015, various parties tried to get involved in saving the environment and preventing the effects of climate change. Republika Daily, as a leading media brand in Indonesia, showed its social responsibility through a news photo of the smog that adorned its front page. By interviewing the editor-in-chief of Republika in-depth and searching for documents online, we identified the reasons why Republika concerned about the haze disaster as part of the impacts of climate change, why using smoggy photojournalism, and how Republika’s social responsibility regarding the environmental disaster arose. Pathetic facts in the field related to the natural conditions, victims of local communities who had suffered the health problems, and economic losses caused by the haze disaster prompted Republika to not only call-for-public-awareness but also call-for-public-action in overcoming the problems and helping the victims. Therefore Republika used smoggy photojournalism to make the public ‘feel’ the conditions on the ground. This research can inspire other media to participate in saving the environment and increasing climate change awareness through creative and impactful ways.
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Wijaya, B. S., Eddyono, A. S., Kania, D., Kurnia, A. & Suharyanti (2020). Haze, Climate Change, and Media Brand Responsibility: Haze, climate change, and media brand responsibility: how Republika calls for public action in saving the environment through smoggy photojournalism. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 423(1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/423/1/012008
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