Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Language, Literature and Education, ICLLE 2019, 22-23 August, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Research Article

The Position and the Role of Women in Local Minangkabau Novels

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.19-7-2019.2289547,
        author={Irfani  Basri and Ellya  Ratna and Zulfikarni  Zulfikarni},
        title={The Position and the Role of Women in Local Minangkabau Novels},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Language, Literature and Education, ICLLE 2019, 22-23 August, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICLLE},
        year={2019},
        month={11},
        keywords={role of women minangkabau novels local wisdom},
        doi={10.4108/eai.19-7-2019.2289547}
    }
    
  • Irfani Basri
    Ellya Ratna
    Zulfikarni Zulfikarni
    Year: 2019
    The Position and the Role of Women in Local Minangkabau Novels
    ICLLE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.19-7-2019.2289547
Irfani Basri1,*, Ellya Ratna1, Zulfikarni Zulfikarni1
  • 1: Faculty of Language and Art. Universitas Negeri Padang. Padang. Indonesia
*Contact email: irfanibasri@fbs.unp.ac.id

Abstract

A woman in Minangkabau society is called by bundo kanduang. Bundo kanduang is a call to a group of women according to Minangkabau custom. Meaning bundo is mother, kanduang is true. So, bundo kanduang is a true mother who has motherhood and leadership. Description of a bundo kanduang can be seen in some novels from time to time. First, the position and the role of women in Minangkabau’s novel in the long period namely; as wife, mother, and singer in the people. Second, the position and the role of women in Minangkabau’s novel in the New period, namely; as wife, mother, and singer of members of the community and members of the community. Third, the position and the role of women in Minangkabau’s novel in the reform period namely; as wife, mother, and singer of members of the people and can be involved in the community and government.