Slanting Eyes, Blue Eyes, and Views About Non-Native in Kompasiana.Com: Critical Discourse Analysis

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Latifah Wigati

Department of Indonesian Language and Literature

Date Written: April 28, 2018

Abstract

Discourse can not only be studied through language studies. When examined more deeply, discourse reflects social reality in life. Through discourse, we can know the social situation that is happening. Speech, text, meme, and film are some examples of discourses that can be analyzed through various aspects. Discourse invites interact through the discourse he made. A discourse can make the individual speak, argue, think, and express his views. One of the issues often expressed in discourse is racism. The development of the digital world makes it easier for people to access and generate discourse. No exception is the discourse about racism. Kompasiana.com as one of the media lines of citizen journalism, which occupies the top 10 largest digital platform in Indonesia, aired many articles related to racism. The two articles the researchers used in this study highlighted the authors' views of Non-Indigenous in Indonesia and the reality they experienced. These two articles reflect the state of Non-Indigenous in Indonesia which is still overshadowed by prejudices, doubts, and the difficulty of acceptance from those who claim to be Natives. The practice of racist nuance described in the two articles seemed simple, but potentially harmful to the Non-Native people who experienced it.

Keywords: Critical Discourse Analysis, Racism, Ideology, Nonnative

Suggested Citation

Wigati, Latifah, Slanting Eyes, Blue Eyes, and Views About Non-Native in Kompasiana.Com: Critical Discourse Analysis (April 28, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3247375 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3247375

Latifah Wigati (Contact Author)

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Bandung, West Java 40154
Indonesia

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