Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of Humanities and Social Science, ICHSS 2022, 17 December 2022, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Intersectionality in the Novel Rara Mendut by YB Mangunwijaya

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.17-12-2022.2335220,
        author={Sri  Lestari and Retno  Winarni and Sumarwati  Sumarwati},
        title={Intersectionality in the Novel Rara Mendut by YB Mangunwijaya},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of Humanities and Social Science, ICHSS 2022, 17 December 2022, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICHSS},
        year={2023},
        month={10},
        keywords={intersectionality novel rara mendut yb mangunwijaya},
        doi={10.4108/eai.17-12-2022.2335220}
    }
    
  • Sri Lestari
    Retno Winarni
    Sumarwati Sumarwati
    Year: 2023
    Intersectionality in the Novel Rara Mendut by YB Mangunwijaya
    ICHSS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.17-12-2022.2335220
Sri Lestari1,*, Retno Winarni1, Sumarwati Sumarwati1
  • 1: Universitas Islam Negeri Raden Mas Said
*Contact email: srilestari1992@student.uns.ac.id

Abstract

Privileges owned by women bring it to luck or even bad luck. The purpose of this study is to describe intersectionality in YB Mangunwijaya's novel Rara Mendut as a portrait of resistance to power. This research is a qualitative descriptive study with Kimberle Crenshaw's intersectionality study. data collection techniques refer to, notes, literature and interviews. Interviews were conducted with literary experts as a way to seek data validation using theory and method triangulation. The data analysis technique uses intersectionality research stages. The results showed that the privileges that were obtained by women in the Islamic Mataram kingdom brought it to two sides, namely glory and adversity, fame and decline, physical heaven and inner hell, ease of life and difficulty in determining their own love destiny. This is illustrated by Rara Mendut's resistance to Tumenggung Wiraguna's order to marry her. This novel is a portrait of the resistance of women as well as elite subjects against power at that time. The obligation to pay taxes in an illogical (too large) amount was imposed as a punishment and enticement for mendut, while Mendut did not lose his mind, to get the money he used his beauty commodity by selling cigarettes, the cigarettes sold were already smoked cigarettes, the social order here is illustrated, that ordinary men can also be subject to Mendut's rules and are able to pay large sums of money just to buy cigarettes that he has smoked.