Faculty of Cultural Studies

Universitas Brawijaya

SAC FIB UB Held a Book Review of Asal Usul Kebudayaan

04-Sep-2018 admin Warta FIB

On Tuesday (08/28/2018), Self Access Center (SAC) of Faculty of Cultural Studies (FCS) Universitas Brawijaya (UB) held a book review entitled The Origin of Culture (Asal Usul Kebudayaan) written by Geger Riyanto. This event was held in the Auditorium of Building A 2nd floor FCS UB at 10 a.m.

Lecturers and students attended the book review. Acting as a reviewer was Manggala Ismanto, M.A., the Head of Anthropology Study Program FCS UB. The participants were also very active in discussion and question and answer sessions.

Asal Usul Kebudayaan comes with the argument that figurative reasoning, which has been considered inferior to modern, scientific, empirical reasoning, is precisely a work of knowledge that moves and activates social life. What drives the Indonesian cultural discourse is not its plausibility or its logic, but its power to move, provoke, and stimulate various actors of social life.

Geger Riyanto is a sociologist and essayist. He taught Constructivism and Philosophy of Social Sciences at the University of Indonesia. He is active in the Purusha Research. His researches revolve around the themes of violence, identity, inter-group relations, and social theory. (DT/MSH/PSIK FIB)