KISAH PENONTON TELEVISI PADA KOMUNITAS TQN SURYALAYA
This paper investigates the activity of watching television according to the experiences of two families in Tarekat Naqsabandiyah Qadariyah comunity Suryalaya and how contextual aspects in the interaction of daily media. This research does not intend to measure and find out a specific effect of media usage on family informants, but it merely gives a description of watching television as a cultural practice. The study was also conducted as a counterargument from the tradition of media effects research on passive audience. For this purpose, the researcher used ethnographic methods which not only involve researcher in family informants’ daily but also conduct interviews to complete the knowledge of researchers about the dynamics of watching behavior in the family. From the research, it finds that member of family appears activity of watching television which is very active. Watching is only one of cultural fenomena in the society, on contrary it is not only their daily activity. By having information and data from informan, this study shows some contextual aspects which is involved and negotiated as cultural values in experiencing television.