Noema and Noesis Concept of Debt in Rambu Solo’ Culture (Study in Toraja Society)

Chalarce Totanan, Made Sudarma, Gugus Irianto, Unti Ludigdo


Debt is a common practice in the social relations of society. However, the debt then becomes the instrument of business. Therefore has been supporting in acquiring profit making humanisnya side to help others be forgotten. Culture of rambu solo’ as a ritual of death and is part of the culture of the people of Toraja inconsistent with the principles of business. This ritual is loaded with meaning exchanging material which is then interpreted as a debt to be paid (refunded). Practice this debt is commonly practiced by generations giving rise to the practice of debt with joint liability guarantee. The results of this study demonstrate that the Toraja people still view noema and noesis debt as a medium for expressed of attention and media for mutual help among others in distress.

Keywords: Debt, rambu solo’, noema, noesis.

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