Becoming Others and Othering Others: Cultural Shock in Architecture Anthropological Research

Triyatni Martosenjoyo(1),

(1) Doctorate candidate of Anthropology Department, Hasanuddin University
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This study describes split identity as result of culture shock experienced by researchers on the field of study of architectural design who conducted anthropological research, where the study itself was located on researcher’s origin that is Hasanuddin University (UNHAS). Researchers experienced shifting identities from being herself into someone different or to be estranged according to her own experience context in research process. While acting as an architect researcher sees her anthropolog self as different person or being estranged by architect society. When conducting a qualitative approach, researcher looked at herself who does not use quantitative approach to be estranged by engineering sciences community. And vice versa! This study is a series of studies conducted as a doctorate candidate in Anthropology Department UNHAS.


architect; anthropologist; culture; identity; other

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