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9-10-2019

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Abstract

This research focuses on women representation in lyric of Minang song titled “laki den hobi baburu” popularized by Elly Kasim. The assumption of this research is that the song’s lyric reconstructing Minang women based on patriarchy ideology, where women are marginalized because of having husband whose willing to hunt boars. Moreover, to analyze the phenomenon above this research used Sara Mills critical discourse analysis method which covers macro, micro and representation in the text. However, researcher only focus on micro level analysis. This is a qualitative research which data were acquired by focus group discussion and library research. This song was chosen since it is one of famous songs. The result shows that Minang women in the song were represented as a weak figure (wife) and a victim of husband’s hobby which is biased by culture and tradition. This result is revealed either by readers’ positioning to accept ideas that women have no power, or by positioning of subject-object. In the text, women became object of story while men became subject of story. Surrounding environment and hunting boar tradition legitimized more women’ condition. However, the author also showed his partisanship to Minang women, known by provocations written in song lyric. It is a paradox to marginalized Minang women position in the lyric because of tradition and culture of matrilineal.

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