Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference Entitled Language, Literary, And Cultural Studies, ICON LATERALS 2022, 05–06 November 2022, Malang, Indonesia

Research Article

Genealogical Marker Trend among Javanese: Strategies and Gender Issue

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.5-11-2022.2329459,
        author={Ajar Pradika Ananta Tur and Aris Munandar and Daru Winarti},
        title={Genealogical Marker Trend among Javanese: Strategies and Gender Issue},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference Entitled Language, Literary, And Cultural Studies, ICON LATERALS 2022, 05--06 November 2022, Malang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICON LATERALS},
        year={2023},
        month={6},
        keywords={genealogical markers; javanese; naming strategies; gender issue; patriarchy},
        doi={10.4108/eai.5-11-2022.2329459}
    }
    
  • Ajar Pradika Ananta Tur
    Aris Munandar
    Daru Winarti
    Year: 2023
    Genealogical Marker Trend among Javanese: Strategies and Gender Issue
    ICON LATERALS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-11-2022.2329459
Ajar Pradika Ananta Tur1,*, Aris Munandar1, Daru Winarti1
  • 1: Gajahmada University
*Contact email: ajar.ananta@gmail.com

Abstract

The Javanese have no tradition of applying genealogical markers in naming their offspring. As polynyms increasingly replace mononyms, the name part(s) frequently include(s) genealogical markers with diverse strategies. Genealogical markers take gender considerations. Both are the points of investigation in this research. To achieve the objectives, the research applies a qualitative descriptive approach with a phenomenological perspective. It sent 56 respondents’ questionnaires with questions related to the names of their offspring. The research res shows that genealogical markers in Javanese society are generated through three strategies that are truncating one of the parents’ names into syllables, embedding one of the parents’ names, and blending parents’ names’ characters. Meanwhile, the father's name can be passed down to both sons and daughters, but the mother's name is only used for the daughters’ names. It concludes that gender determines the passing down of the genealogical markers to the offspring’s names.