Intensification of Social Capital through Ritual Capital in Indonesia

  • Yerik Afrianto Singgalen Hospitality and Tourism Management Department, Faculty of Administration Business and Communication Science, Atma Jaya Catholic University in Indonesia, Jakarta,12930, Indonesia.
Keywords: ritual capital, rural tourism development, seri kodoba tradition, social capital


This article will examine the process of forming social capital through rituals which result in collective value reconstructions ​​as local wisdom, and contribute to the village development. This study used a qualitative method with a case study approach to the Seri Kodoba tradition of the Limau village community in North Galela District of North Halmahera Regency in North Maluku Province, Indonesia. The results of this study indicate that rituals are one of the capital forms that support the intensification of Social Capital (trust, norms, social networking and collective action) in rural tourism development. Based on the results of the study, researcher offered the idea of ​​defining ritual capital as a manifestation of norms and the accumulation of symbolic communication as one of the factors forming social capital. The author hopes that this finding will enrich knowledge in debates about the form of capital and contribute to tourism development, especially in the importance of social capital.

Author Biography

Yerik Afrianto Singgalen, Hospitality and Tourism Management Department, Faculty of Administration Business and Communication Science, Atma Jaya Catholic University in Indonesia, Jakarta,12930, Indonesia.

Lecturer in Hospitality and Tourism Management Department, Faculty of Administration Business and Communication Science, Atma Jaya Catholic University in Indonesia, Jakarta,12930, Indonesia.


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How to Cite
SinggalenY. A. (2020). Intensification of Social Capital through Ritual Capital in Indonesia. Sodality: Jurnal Sosiologi Pedesaan, 8(1), 82-104. Retrieved from

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