THE MATRIX OF DOMINATION, CONTROLLING IMAGES AND JOURNEY OF SELF-DEFINITION AS PORTRAYED IN COLSON WHITEHEAD’S THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: BLACK FEMINIST CRITICISM

TEGUH NURROHMAN, 121611223003 (2018) THE MATRIX OF DOMINATION, CONTROLLING IMAGES AND JOURNEY OF SELF-DEFINITION AS PORTRAYED IN COLSON WHITEHEAD’S THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: BLACK FEMINIST CRITICISM. Skripsi thesis, Universitas Airlangga.

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Abstract

This study examines African American women’s experience as portrayed in Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad (2016) through intersectional perspective. The novel tells a story about the life of a female slave in American southern plantation named Cora, and her survival as fugitive slave in order to gain her freedom. Using Patricia Hill Collins’ concept of intersectionality, this study aims to identify the ways matrix of domination in a given society constitute and maintain African American women’s intersecting oppressions and also to investigate the women’s responses, including Cora as the protagonist. Centering on the protagonist, this study also aims to analyze the journey of self-definition as a mean of resistance toward the matrix of domination. This study uses qualitative descriptive approach, and applies Collins’ three basic tenets of intersectionality, namely Matrix of Domination, Controlling Images, and Self-definition. The findings of this study revealed that matrix of domination indeed organizes and maintains social imbalance in many aspects, including gender, race, and class, for the sake of dominant group. Besides, the study showed that, despite the same objectives, different society may hold different implementations of matrix of domination. Through self-empowerment and personal development, a journey of self-definition from victimization to free state of mind is fundamental for African American women to overcome their intersecting oppressions.

Item Type: Thesis (Skripsi)
Additional Information: KKB KK2 FS BE 159/18 Num m
Uncontrolled Keywords: INTERSECTIONALITY, MATRIX OF DOMINATION, UNDERGROUND RAILROAD MOVEMENT, CONTROLLING IMAGES, SELF-DEFINITION
Subjects: P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > PE English > PE1-3729 English
Divisions: 12. Fakultas Ilmu Budaya > Sastra Inggris
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TEGUH NURROHMAN, 121611223003UNSPECIFIED
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ContributorTITIEN DIAH SOELISTYARINI, M.Si.UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Ani Sistarina
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 07:26
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2018 07:26
URI: http://repository.unair.ac.id/id/eprint/75064
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