Proceedings of the Third International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature, and Local Culture Studies, BASA, 20-21 September 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Beppa Pitunrupa Philosophy as a Culture of Buginese Community In Parepare: a Study of Connotation Semiotics of Roland Barthes

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.20-9-2019.2296685,
        author={Rahmaniar Rahmaniar},
        title={Beppa Pitunrupa Philosophy as a Culture of Buginese Community In Parepare: a Study of Connotation Semiotics of Roland Barthes},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the Third International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature, and Local Culture Studies, BASA, 20-21 September 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={BASA},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={philosophy beppa pitunrupa culture connotation semiotics of roland barthes},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-9-2019.2296685}
    }
    
  • Rahmaniar Rahmaniar
    Year: 2020
    Beppa Pitunrupa Philosophy as a Culture of Buginese Community In Parepare: a Study of Connotation Semiotics of Roland Barthes
    BASA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-9-2019.2296685
Rahmaniar Rahmaniar1,*
  • 1: Hasanuddin University
*Contact email: rahmaniarnhia@gmail.com

Abstract

The tradition of serving Beppa Pitunrupa or 'seven kinds of cakes' (Beppoto', Jompo'-jompo', Sawella, Bua Seppang, Lemo Gempa, Lana-lana, and Onde-onde) as culinary that must be served during the celebration is still preserved today as one of the Buginese culture. Departing from this background, the focus of this study is to examine the philosophy of Beppa Pitunrupa as a ritual offering using the analysis or study of the connotation Semiotics popularized by Roland Barthes. The purpose of this study is to find and explain more about the philosophy or connotation meaning in each naming of cakes contained in Beppa Pitunrupa and the basic ingredients of its manufacture for the Bugis people, Parepare. The results showed that the naming philosophy of each type of cake contained in Beppa Pitunrupa as a Buginese culture in Parepare means as a sign of hope or prayer to be given abundant sustenance. Seven kinds of cakes in Beppa Pitunrupawhich can be substituted with other traditional Buginese cakes must also be made from the same ingredients. The three basic ingredients that must be contained in Beppa Pitunrupa are glutinous rice as a unifier or adhesive which denotes as ‘mappamesso’, brown sugar as runner which is denoted as sweetener (mappacenning), and coconut as hope to be useful for the audience, with denotation as food scrub (mappalunra ').