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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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The Nature of Revolution on Animal Farm Mustafa, Goran Omar
k@ta Vol 21 No 1 (2019): JUNE 2019
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.9744/kata.21.1.17-23

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ABSTRACT Revolution as a phenomenon is considered as a way to a complete change of a situation or system of government to a better one. Dose revolution really is the right way to fulfil our dreams and have a better way of life? Or simply it is just changing the face of rulers or the name of the governments.  Many writers and novelists wrote about this issue. George Orwell which is considered as apolitical writer, is one of them. He wrote many novels. Animal Farm, as one of them, is an allegorical story of some animals in a farm. They begin a revolution against the humans with the dream of getting rid of Man as the root cause of their problems, and to be rich and free. They have a short period of honeymoon revolution, but then their dream of building a utopian farm crashes by the pigs and would find themselves in dystopia. This paper aims to study the nature of revolution generally in the shed light of human history. Then to explore how this phenomenon is treated by Orwell in his novel. Can we consider revolution as a right way to have a complete change in the political system and thinking of people? The researchers try to illuminate and find answer for those questions by providing examples from the story of Animal Farm. 
Susan Glaspell’s “Trifles” in the Light of Ecofeminism Bazregarzadeh, Elmira
k@ta Vol 21 No 1 (2019): JUNE 2019
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.9744/kata.21.1.10-16

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Throughout historical decades the unfair system of life in patriarchal societies and the oppression of women by men have always been key concepts in the literature of the world that have given rise to hot topics of discussion among different nations, questioning the real motive behind such trends. Hence, by examining Susan Glaspell’s “Trifles” through the lens of Ecofeminism the present paper aims to show how it can be considered as an ecofeminist work of literature doing away with the notions that pertain to the oppression of women and Nature by men.
The Politics of Religion in Sisworo Gautama Putra’s and Joko Anwar’s Pengabdi Setan Sutandio, Anton
k@ta Vol 21 No 1 (2019): JUNE 2019
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.9744/kata.21.1.24-32

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This research compares two films, the original Pengabdi Setan and its remake, in the context of politics of religion to show how the two films depict the issue of religion at two different eras based on the released years of the two films.  The display of religion in the two films is viewed as an allegorical representation as well as critical responses to the socio-political situation of the two eras.  Separated by almost four decades, Joko Anwar’s nostalgic remake and the original film subtly converse with each other, share distinctive similarities yet also polarized differences that underlie their endeavor to allegorically bring back and relive public memory of certain national trauma; that is repression during the New Order regime and marginalization of the minority in contemporary Indonesia.  By focusing on the films’ cinematography and mise-en-scene, this research attempts to locate those allegorical moments within the depiction of religious practice that challenge, criticize or accentuate the dominant ideology of their respective eras.   Keywords: allegorical moment, religion, national trauma, politicization
Chinese as a Cultural Capital: The Case Study of Chinese Heritage Language Learners Kurniawan, Budi; Suprajitno, Setefanus
k@ta Vol 21 No 1 (2019): JUNE 2019
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Chinese language education in Indonesia is closely related to the social, political, and cultural dimensions of the country. The change of power in the country in 1998 affected the development of Chinese language. Since the ban imposed on Chinese language and culture since 1965 was lifted, there have been an increasing number of Chinese language schools. Under the theoretical frameworks of Gardner’s motivational orientations and Bourdieu’s cultural capital, this study explored varied motivations of Chinese Indonesians to learn Chinese, and how their perception of China influenced their efforts in learning the language. Data were obtained through focus group discussions and interviews. The findings showed that integrative and instrumental orientations were found among participants, but due to the learners’ social milieu, instrumentality of Chinese dominated their orientations. The instrumentality of Chinese and the positive perception of China worked together to make Chinese language as a cultural capital for these CHL learners.
Tiger mother and her cubs on a stage: Irawan, Stefanny
k@ta Vol 21 No 1 (2019): JUNE 2019
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.9744/kata.21.1.33-41

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Ever since the publication of Amy Chua’s memoir, Battle Hymn of The Tiger Mother, in 2011, Asian or Asian-heritage parenting has received more time under the limelight both in and out of the United States. More attention is given to the effects of that particular parenting style on the children’s academic achievement and wellbeing. Listen to Me (LTM), a play by Bernadeth Febyola Linando (2018) published as one of Petra Little Theatre’s New Play Development Series, indicates that the issue also hits a nerve among young contemporary Indonesian playwrights. This paper is interested in finding out how LTM portrays Tiger Mother parenting style and its impact on the children. Upon analyzing the play using the conceptual framework of parenting styles and their impacts, this paper argues that LTM displays a typical Tiger Mother parenting similar to Chua’s with a slight difference, and it shows mainly negative results of such parenting on the main character, and, on the side, some positive results on two other supporting characters.
COMMUNICATING IDENTITY IN LINKEDIN FROM INDONESIAN CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE Hendrik Wibowo, Nicholas Jonathan
k@ta Vol 21 No 2 (2019): DECEMBER 2019
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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.