Searching for Digital Citizenship: Fighting Corruption in Banten, Indonesia


  • Muhammad Zamzam Fauzanafi Leiden University and Gadjah Mada University



Banten's Political Dynasty, Corruption, Digital Acts of Citizenship, Facebook, Indonesia


The expansion of digital technologies and social media in Indonesia shifts practices of citizenship from a formal institutional level toward a more informal digital space. This paper presents the emerging results of research on digital citizenship in Banten, Indonesia, focusing on how new forms of citizenship are brought into being through digital acts that are defined as speech acts uttered through the use of social media. The paper follows digital acts of citizens in anti-corruption campaigns against the patrimonial and clientelistic regime of Banten’s political dynasty that are predominantly staged on Facebook and other online platforms. These digital acts produce and intensify affective publics through which forms of digital citizenship are enacted in opposition to the corrupt dynasty.



Author Biography

Muhammad Zamzam Fauzanafi, Leiden University and Gadjah Mada University

Muhammad Zamzam Fauzanafi is a PhD candidate at the Department of Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University, and junior lecturer at the Department of Anthropology, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Contact:








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