Candy Left: Youth Movement in Postmodern Era

Siti Aliyuna Pratisti

Abstract

Postmodern paradigm surely brings many consequences. One of the most significant phenomena is the emergence of an abstract political aspiration that moves further away from the conventional political platform. The Occupy Wall Street movement and the Arab Spring are suitable examples of how the distribution of political aspirations is no longer based on the political party system. Today, in line with the evolution of social media - politics are embedded in self-identity. Anthony Giddens indicates that in late modernity era, political identities resulted from self-actualization process in post-traditional contexts. Therefore, identity is in constant battle with global influences in the reflexive project of The Self. The process took place in cyberspace with social media as a new channel the political platform. As the result, most of this political movement trapped in the illusion and drowning in superficiality. For example, youth leftist movement in Indonesia, a Candy Left – who run revolutionary movement in confusion. This global wide phenomenon also will be elaborated by comparing Giddens' views on political identity and the postmodern context. Paralleled with analysis of social media, this paper attempts to illustrate how the youth movement in Indonesia today took a different form of political identity.

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Pratisti S. (2017). Candy Left: Youth Movement in Postmodern Era.In 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 2: ICSE, ISBN 978-989-758-316-2, pages 286-290. DOI: 10.5220/0007108309260930


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icse17,
author={Siti Aliyuna Pratisti},
title={Candy Left: Youth Movement in Postmodern Era},
booktitle={2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 2: ICSE,},
year={2017},
pages={286-290},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007108309260930},
isbn={978-989-758-316-2},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 2: ICSE,
TI - Candy Left: Youth Movement in Postmodern Era
SN - 978-989-758-316-2
AU - Pratisti S.
PY - 2017
SP - 286
EP - 290
DO - 10.5220/0007108309260930