Socio-Cultural Responses to The Post-Nationalization of Dutch Companies in 1958-1966

Waskito Widi Wardojo*, Singgih Tri Sulistiyono, Endang Susilowati, Yety Rochwulaningsih

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The Dutch company nationalization policy in 1958 had a broad impact in various fields related to the economic, political, and socio-cultural aspects. Due to the presence of anti-foreign phenomena as the efforts to escape from the grip of the West, it increasingly supported the public responses in no time. Various social and cultural actions happened in many places, just like a nationalization process continuation. Thousands of Dutch people were expelled from the Republic of Indonesia, accompanied by various demonstrations performed by workers and artists, making the atmosphere tense. The Dutch government got angry and felt offended by the actions committed by the citizens. What forms of socio-cultural actions took place after the nationalization of Dutch companies in 1958? This study aimed to obtain in-depth pictures of various forms of socio-cultural actions performed by wider communities (especially workers and cultural actors) in the context of nationalization in Indonesia. This study used a library method by tracing primary and secondary data sources and analyzing them after testing the validity. The research results show that the format of sociocultural actions tended to be in mass mobilization and debates in parliaments and mass media.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01010
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Energy, Environment, Epidemiology, and Information System, ICENIS 2021 - Semarang, Indonesia
Duration: 4 Aug 20215 Aug 2021


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