Proceedings of the 1st Konferensi Internasional Berbahasa Indonesia Universitas Indraprasta PGRI, KIBAR 2020, 28 October 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Identity Changes of the Mentawai Tribe in the Novel Burung Kayu by Niduparas Erlang

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.28-10-2020.2315322,
        author={Dian  Susilastri and Budi Agung  Sudarmanto},
        title={Identity Changes of the Mentawai Tribe in the Novel Burung Kayu by Niduparas Erlang},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st Konferensi Internasional Berbahasa Indonesia Universitas Indraprasta PGRI, KIBAR 2020, 28 October 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={KIBAR},
        year={2022},
        month={2},
        keywords={identity identity changes mentawai tribe},
        doi={10.4108/eai.28-10-2020.2315322}
    }
    
  • Dian Susilastri
    Budi Agung Sudarmanto
    Year: 2022
    Identity Changes of the Mentawai Tribe in the Novel Burung Kayu by Niduparas Erlang
    KIBAR
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.28-10-2020.2315322
Dian Susilastri1,*, Budi Agung Sudarmanto1
  • 1: Balai Bahasa Sumatera Selatan
*Contact email: dian.susilastri@kemdikbud.go.id

Abstract

The novel Burung Kayu (Wooden Bird) by Niduparas Erlang (2020) presented the problem of identity changes of a Mentawai tribal child named Legeumanai, from primitive to modern life, then back to jungle life. The changes in identity were analyzed by Hall's cultural identity theory, in which cultural identity was seen as always in process and non-essentialist in nature. The purpose of this research was to describe the representation of identity changes of the Legeumanai character in the novel. Data obtained from the facts of the story in the novel. The data analysis was carried out by using the descriptive analysis method. The results of the analysis showed that the changes experienced by Legeumanai from childhood to adulthood symbolize changes in the Mentawai ethnicity.