Subaltern Bugis Women in Short Story “Ketika Saatnya”: Spivakian Postcolonial Studies (69983)

Session Information: Literary Studies
Session Chair: Kar Yue Chan

Sunday, 28 May 2023 11:25
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 703
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

This study aims to reveal the phenomenon of social-cultural facts of Bugis women as subalterns in the short story “Ketika Saatnya", written by Darmawati Majid. The problem in this research is "how do the third-world women narrate in Darmawati’s Ketika Saatnya?". This study uses the subaltern theory by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. The term subaltern refers to a population that is socially, politically, and geographically subdued by a group that controls them. A subaltern is a group whose voice is always represented and becomes a tool of a hegemonic practice that symbolizes political, military, social, and even cultural domination by one group over another. The study reveals that the position of women as subalterns is narrated as a subaltern group trying to convey their voice to be heard even though they occupy a position as “third-world women” who are trapped between tradition and modernization.

Ramis Rauf, Universitas Khairun, Indonesia
M. Ridha Ajam, Universitas Khairun, Indonesia
Arlinah Majid, Universitas Khairun, Indonesia
Afriani Ulya, Halu Oleo University, Indonesia

About the Presenter(s)
Ramis Rauf is a Lecturer at Universitas Khairun, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology. He is a doctoral student in Humanities at Universitas Gadjah Mada. He is an Awardee of LPDP (Endowment for Fund Education) scholarship.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00