Strengthening the identity: Understanding historical collective memory through the oral traditions in Ambarawa [chapter]

Putri Agus Wijayati, Nanda Julian Utama
2022 Embracing New Perspectives in History, Social Sciences, and Education  
This article discusses a theme regarding the correlation of the richness of oral tradition with reinforcing historical narratives in Ambarawa. The main problem is how the community of Ambarawa understands their history identity through the oral tradition. As a local reality represented by intellectual activity in transmitting and storing these memories, oral tradition is deeply rooted in the culture and daily life of Ambarawa. These historical and cultural values need to be passed on to the
more » ... generation as intellectual property. However, in its development, society, especially the younger generation, has experienced degradation in understanding its historical roots. This will undoubtedly result in the loss of collective memory and the fading of the intellectual heritage stored neatly in it. This study aims to explore the historical values in the oral tradition to be stored and developed without worrying that they will be lost from people's memories. The research method in this paper is a historical research method with additional qualitative data such as the results of observations and interviews with several people.
doi:10.1201/9781003295273-10 fatcat:b5udp3wx6jffvhrwqcbu7jqyeu