Vidhyandika D Perkasa, is an Anthropologist and currently the Head of the Department of Politics and Social Change, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta. His research interest covers areas of conflict, governance, ethno-religious relations, social policy, and local politics. He received his Master in Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom and PhD in Anthropology from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His dissertation has been published by Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany in 2010 titled ‘Poverty in a Chinese Community in West Java Indonesia: Survival, Identity and Social Face’. His latest publication is titled ‘Colliding Disasters: Conflict and Tsunami in the Context of Human Security in Aceh Indonesia’. In Carolina Hernandez, et.al, (ed) – Human Security and Cross-Border Cooperation in East Asia that will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in September 2018.
Summary of Project:
The Exploration of Generational Configuration to Support ASEAN Integration and Identity: Indonesia’s Perspective
The focus of a study on the national, ethnic, religious and regional identities of SEA youth and the motivation of young women and men to seek a role shaping the future idea of ASEAN. The meaning of generations and how generation and identity have been conceptualized will be explored. It also aims to understand what dimensions or factors determine the construction of identity within a particular generation. This study will explore factors which construct, sustain or even contest ASEAN Identity.
The role of generation through the process of intergenerational transmission of identity from older generation to younger generation or the millennial played crucial role to sustain ASEAN identity. Intergenerational transmission of identity does not necessarily follow a linear line where younger generation will follow the path of the older generation. Younger generation could confront ‘traditions’ of intergenerational transmission of identity from the older generation due to various contexts, whether that be political, economic or socio-cultural.