TAU MAPPAKKA: STIGMA OF PEOPLE WITH PHYSICAL DISORDERS, SOUTH SULAWESI, INDONESIA
This article examines Tau Mappakka: Stigma of people with Physical Disabilities in the District of Bone, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. In Indonesia, there are so many cases involving individuals with physical disorders. This is the case in one of the Tau Mappakka communities, where individuals with physical disabilities have been stigmatized by the community. The formation of a stigma against Tau Mappakka is comprised of three processes, one of which is the interpretation process. At this point, the community interprets Tau Mappakka's physical abnormalities as the consequence of violating accepted norms, which are classified as deviant behavior. Second, Tau Mappakka appears to be a human curse at this point in the definitional process, when the community interprets the disabilities of people with physical disabilities as a form of their deviant behavior. Exiled Clan, Curse Man, Crab Man, and Poor Man are stigmas. In addition, Tau Mapakka's response to stigma consists of two components: self-acceptance and resistance to social and cultural stigma in the form of growing solidarity and the development of a work ethic. This study employs a qualitative methodology.
Tau Mappakka, People with Physical Disabilities, Stigma, Response