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Keywords: wadah architecture, commodification, relations of power and knowledge


The ritual of the death of Balinese Hindus uses a building structure to carrier corpse called a wadah. Types, shapes, ornaments, and manufacturing procedures are regulated by traditional provisions, but under severe pressure in this era of globalization. This study aims to reveal the shifting shapes, functions and architectural significance of traditional era wadah due to industrial-era capitalism. This research is a qualitative research with descriptive interpretative approach. Data collection with observation and documentation. Informant determination was done by purposive sampling. The theory of commodification is used in dissecting the phenomenon of capitalism that influences the architecture of the container, in addition to the theory of power / knowledge, and the power of discipline Michel Foucault. This article reveals, the architecture of wadah as a religious building has undergone changes in form, function, and meaning due to the pressures of commercialization of the industrial era. The power of knowledge relation on the wadah architecture as the truth has disciplined the Balinese bodies to be obedient and obedient in the use of container architecture. This power of knowledge relation is also captured and subsequently reproduced by entrepreneurs bade as capitalists to be commodified, through the process of production, distribution for consumption of consumer society related to the implementation of Ngaben ceremony.


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Suyoga, I. (2018). ARSITEKTUR WADAH, DARI TRADISI KE INDUSTRI. SENADA (Seminar Nasional Manajemen, Desain Dan Aplikasi Bisnis Teknologi), 1, 321-327. Retrieved from
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