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


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 the narration of the third-world women in Darmawati’s Ketika Saatnya. This study uses the subaltern theory by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. The term subaltern refers to a social, political, and geographical population 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 are 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.

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

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Conference: ACAH2023
Stream: Literature/Literary Studies

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Rauf R., Ajam M., Majid A., & Ulya A. (2023) Subaltern Bugis Women in Short Story “Ketika Saatnya”: Spivakian Postcolonial Studies ISSN: 2186-229X – The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2023 Official Conference Proceedings
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