Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science, ICEMSS 2018, 7-8 December 2018, Banyuwangi, Indonesia

Research Article

The Power of Women in Indonesian Political Election as A Study of Critical Discourse Analysis

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281819,
        author={Vidya Mandarani},
        title={The Power of Women in Indonesian Political Election as A Study of Critical Discourse Analysis},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science, ICEMSS 2018, 7-8 December 2018, Banyuwangi, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEMSS},
        year={2019},
        month={3},
        keywords={critical discourse analysis political election women},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281819}
    }
    
  • Vidya Mandarani
    Year: 2019
    The Power of Women in Indonesian Political Election as A Study of Critical Discourse Analysis
    ICEMSS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281819
Vidya Mandarani1,*
  • 1: Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo
*Contact email: vmandarani@umsida.ac.id

Abstract

This research concerned with the news related to women’s representation in political election. Theory of critical discourse analysis used popularized by Sara Mills to investigate media bias in coverage of women as well as to display an actor as a subject, which defines an event or group in political events in Indonesia, specifically in East Java. The research used content analysis in qualitative research design. The data are taken from the news of Jakarta Post E-paper entitled “challenges, opportunities for new women leaders”. The findings revealed the existence of exposure against both women powerfulness and powerlessness in political election. The result represented the woman as a side who has the same effort to compete in political contest. This research is expected to contribute to the strength analysis of a media in lifting women into winners in political elections.