Proceedings of the First International Seminar Social Science, Humanities and Education, ISSHE 2020, 25 November 2020, Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia

Research Article

The Face of Nature in Massureq Oral Tradition

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.25-11-2020.2306728,
        author={Uniawati  Uniawati},
        title={The Face of Nature in Massureq Oral Tradition},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Seminar Social Science, Humanities and Education, ISSHE 2020, 25 November 2020, Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISSHE},
        year={2021},
        month={4},
        keywords={oral tradition; massureq face of nature; meaning; hermeneutics},
        doi={10.4108/eai.25-11-2020.2306728}
    }
    
  • Uniawati Uniawati
    Year: 2021
    The Face of Nature in Massureq Oral Tradition
    ISSHE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.25-11-2020.2306728
Uniawati Uniawati1,*
  • 1: Student of Doctoral Program in Humanities, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Gadjah Mada University
*Contact email: uniawati81@ugm.ac.id

Abstract

This paper provides a discussion on the meaning of metaphors and symbols of nature which is expressed in massureq oral tradition Buginese. The main problems discussed are how to read meaning of the metaphors and symbols as representation face of nature expressed in massureq oral tradition? The reading aims to understand the meaning of metaphors and symbols that contain messages from nature. The data were obtained by recording the massureq procession in the maddoja binȇ ritual. The data is transcribed, translated, then analyzed with an emphasis on texts metaphors and symbols that represent nature. The perspective used in the analysis is Paul Ricoeur's Hermeneutics. The analysis showed that the face nature that is depicted through the massureq oral tradition is actualized through metaphors and symbols coherently and meaningful. The meaning presented represents the face of nature in an ideal construction that obeys the law of balance, conformity, and harmony.