Patron-client relation reconsidered: Comparing civil defense group in Kanto earthquake and Jakarta riots of May 1998

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Abstract

Through comparative sociological analysis, this paper discusses the patron-client relation in urban locality groups. The civil defense groups as urban locality groups which emerged during the chaotic situation after the Kanto earthquake in September 1923, and during Jakarta riots in May 1998, are the subjects of comparison. Even though the social background and historical context of the societies in question are different, both incidents share some similarities, in the rumors which accelerated the formation of civil defense group in almost every neighborhood. Further analysis on the formation, membership, and activities of the group reveals that the patron-client relation is not a mere power (vertical) relation, but also a life-cooperation relation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-181
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Japanese Sociology
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

Keywords

  • Civil defense group
  • Patron-client relation
  • Urban locality group

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