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Spatial Movement of Urban Beggars in Denpasar City

Version 1 : Received: 8 May 2017 / Approved: 9 May 2017 / Online: 9 May 2017 (11:04:35 CEST)

How to cite: Christiawan, P.I.; Wesnawa, I.G.A.; Shara, A.R.I.D. Spatial Movement of Urban Beggars in Denpasar City. Preprints 2017, 2017050084 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201705.0084.v1). Christiawan, P.I.; Wesnawa, I.G.A.; Shara, A.R.I.D. Spatial Movement of Urban Beggars in Denpasar City. Preprints 2017, 2017050084 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201705.0084.v1).

Abstract

Urban beggars are social problems that are related to the poverty of citizen. In Denpasar City Bali Province, particularly in West Denpasar District, the beggars have specificity in activities of begging. Studies in this article demonstrate their specificity begging activity which can be evaluated from the spatial movement of beggars based on the place, time and the distance. Through the method of grounded research with qualitative analysis showed that: (1) the beggars have permanent objects to visit, which consist of shops, settlement and places of worship of the Muslim community, (2) begging activities performed every Friday for 6 hours from 08.00 to at 14.00, and (3) beggars not only walking, but also using public transportation to visiting the object that is relatively far from beggars lane. The findings of this study reinforces that begging has become a profession that is conducted in a structured and well-organized.

Subject Areas

urban beggars; spatial movement; socio-religious

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