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k@ta: a biannual publication on the study of language and literature is a refereed journal published twice a year in June and December by the English Department, Faculty of Letters, Petra Christian University, Surabaya, Indonesia. It presents articles on the study of language, literature and culture.
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Communicating Identity in LinkedIn From Indonesian Cultural Perspective Hendrik Wibowo, Nicholas Jonathan
k@ta Vol 21 No 2 (2019): DECEMBER 2019
Publisher : The English Department, Faculty of Languages and Literature, Petra Christian University

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This paper examines how Indonesians communicate identities in LinkedIn as means of personal branding from Indonesian culture. The study was conducted using descriptive qualitative approach with textual analysis focusing on LinkedIn profiles. The analysis involved some notions: positive ethos in LinkedIn, and Indonesian culture social order to unveil the motivations in making profiles in such ways. From the findings, the participants sought to be regarded as professionals in work, and sought positive values as hierarchy remains crucial in Indonesia. The participants wanted high positions in that hierarchy to stand out and given a priority in job-seeking context. Hence, they made their profiles using English language, made a detailed description, and provide self-portraits wearing suits. They also mentioned the name of their alma mater and positions in present work. People planning to take part in the job market best serve their interests by becoming familiar with LinkedIn.
The Comparable Nuance of Complicity and Resistance in the Development of Postcolonial Theories Williany, Vania
k@ta Vol 21 No 2 (2019): DECEMBER 2019
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This article will explain the issues of complicity and resistance following the significant theories on postcolonial studies. The discussion involves the postcolonial theories developed by Aime Cesaire, Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak, and Homi Bhabha. Overall, there is a comparable nuance on complicity and resistance in postcolonial theories. Complicity on power domination is seen as manipulative by Cesaire and Said. However, Spivak and Bhabha perceive that being compliant to power domination is unavoidable as knowledge has been tainted by the interest of the power controller. In scrutinizing resistance, Cesaire and Said expose the clear violence of colonialism and attack colonial discourse by uncovering the unjustifiable representations. Meanwhile, Spivak and Bhabha argue that the resistance is subtly done without neglecting the tainted knowledge and cultural difference, thus, more negotiable cultural resistances are offered. To consolidate the discussion, a reading of Achebe’s short story entitled “Chike’s School Days” is included in this article.
God Humanization in Oka Rusmini's "Putu Menolong Tuhan" Dwijatmoko, Benedictus Bherman
k@ta Vol 21 No 2 (2019): DECEMBER 2019
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Oka Rusmini's short-story "Putu Menolong Tuhan" is an ironical story of a child who feels the need to kill her grandmother to help God. A Critical Discourse Analysis of the story reveals the ideology of the humanization of God. In response to the mean treatment of her grandmother to her mother, Putu murders her grandmother. She murders her grandmother because God loves a good person and hates a bad person and her grandmother is a bad person. The murder can be understood as an act of humanizing God. The understanding of God humanization gains its significance as the attack to government officials and the bombings of public places in several cities in Indonesia used religion as the reason. The murder of the grandmother and the violence have the same pattern: the presence of a problematic religious doctrine, a deviant character, and irrational moral self-superiority.
Tyranny of Conventions: A Comparative Study of Blake's Visions and Hardy's Tess Datli Beigi, Roohollah
k@ta Vol 21 No 2 (2019): DECEMBER 2019
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William Blake's Visions of the Daughters of Albion (1793) and Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891) have much in common. Both deal with female sexuality and question the society's sexual and religious mores by portraying a revolutionary woman who fights to gain her autonomy and self-assertion. However, as subjects/products of the dominant ideologies and conventions of their time, Blake and Hardy seem to empower the very conventions they try to reject in portraying heroines tyrannically destroyed by the long-held conventions that condemn an unmarried woman's sexual experience. These heroines' self-assertion/rebellion fails tragically. In this paper we argue that, comparatively, the ambivalent treatment of the notion of independent woman is the most significant common feature in Blake's poem and Hardy's novel. On the one hand, both Blake and Hardy introduce a woman with a new sexual identity and, on the other hand, they deprive their heroines of voice and independence.
Representation of Indonesia’s Judiciary of Ahok’s Blasphemy Verdict in The New York Times Article Nurhaliza, Hasna; Tanto, Trisnowati
k@ta Vol 21 No 2 (2019): DECEMBER 2019
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This paper comprises the analysis of the representation of Indonesia’s judiciary through Ahok’s blasphemy verdict in The New York Times article entitled “‘Rot at the Core’: Blasphemy Verdict in Indonesia Dismays Legal Experts”. The research belongs to Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), which van Dijk (2015) describes as a study of how social-power abuse and inequality are conveyed, reproduced, legitimated, and resisted by text and talk in the social and political context (p. 466). The analysis will focus on the micro-level analysis which covers three aspects of analysis, namely macrostructures, microstructures, and superstructures. This paper uses a qualitative descriptive method, which requires the analyst to observe and describe the data in order to show the representation. Throughout the analysis, it is shown that Indonesia’s judiciary is represented negatively in the news article.

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