This study discusses the technique of diluting the tense atmosphere in society in one case of social life. The focus of this research is traditional strategies that are still used to reduce tension in the social life of the community. The purpose of this study is to dismantle cultural heritage that is very valuable but often less understood by other people due to the use of different language and cultural codes. This study uses a qualitative research paradigm procedure. The results of the study showed that the technique of reducing tension by using the characters in the wayang stories was considered very effective. The role of the clownman becomes a figure that attracts attention. The technique used is the character, physically it must be imperfect which means inviting a smile and not in a simple social position but having a very strong influence. These characters are also very familiar with the background of the social life of the community in everyday life. This strategy is in the background of the attitude and behavior of Javanese people who do have two poles. On the one hand, Javanese people have a strong attitude, but on the other hand, they also have a very loose attitude. Javanese people use clowns which are certain characters, which are considered as strategic characters to reduce the situation of very high tension. Techniques to reduce the peak tension situation do need special expertise. This condition is indeed not easy because it has to be in all walks of life through the right language of communication.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Dec 2019|
|Event||1st International Conference Computer Science and Engineering, IC2SE 2019 - Padang, Indonesia|
Duration: 26 Apr 2019 → 27 Apr 2019