Finding Feminist Literary Reading: Portrayal of Women in the 1920s Indonesian Literary Writings

DIAH ARIANI ARIMBI, NIDN. 0004057002 (2014) Finding Feminist Literary Reading: Portrayal of Women in the 1920s Indonesian Literary Writings. ATAVISME - Jurnal Ilmiah Kajian Sastra, 17 (2). pp. 148-162. ISSN 1410-900X

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Modern Indonesian literature can be said to be born around 1920s with the publication of modern Indonesian literary works by Balai Pustaka. Amongst the works published by Balai Pustaka in the 1920s, there are most popular works namely Sitti Nurbaya (1922), Azab dan Sengsara(1927) and Salah Asuhan (1928) representing the tone of 1920s literary productions. This paper aims to look at images of women in those three works written by male authors, using feminist literary criticism. By means of close reading technique, the study uses feminist literary criticism to examineand (re)examine the images of women portrayed in those three works. The finding shows that on one hand some women are still trapped with the shackle of patriarchy, but on the other hand some women are not simply passive victims of patriarchy: these women still attempt to escape from the patriarchal chain and cut out the patriarchal oppression.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: modern Indonesian literature, 1920s, Balai Pustaka, women, feminist literary criticism
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1-9960 Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV697-4959 Protection, assistance and relief > HV697-3024 Special classes > HV1442-1448 Women
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
Divisions: 12. Fakultas Ilmu Budaya > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Mrs Nadia Tsaurah
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2019 09:10
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2019 01:36
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