Social Structure Study of Association The Flying Fish Fishermen in Takalar Regency (Case Study in Bontomarannu Village, South Galesong District

Muhammad Dalvi Mustafa, Andi Adri Arief


This study aims to determined (1) the form of social structure that occur in groups of
flying fish fishermen and (2) the rights and duties between the punggawa and sawi inside
the social structure in flying fish fisher groups at Bontomarannu Village of South
Galesong District, Takalar. The basic method of this research was descriptive method
with qualitative approach, while the strategy was a case study. The research was
conducted in the Bontomarannu Villages District of South Galesong as one of the flying
fish fisher group who still use the traditional way. Determination of informants conducted snowball sampling where there were 35 informants were used in this study. The results
showed that the shape of the social structure of the punggawa sawi in a group of flying
fish fisher form of domination and legitimacy of the role played by the punggawa being
the highest position in the social relations. The strength of the social structure between
the punggawa and sawi  belong to the powerful force that created rights and duties of
each role and status they have in the flying fish fisher groups. Rights and duties were not
only applicable in the employment relationship alone, but more deeply into the journey of
life both within the coastal communities in the Bontomarannu Village.
Keywords : punggawa, sawi, social structure, Takalar

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