The Social Position And Typology Of Madurese Women In Madura FolktalesJournal: Atavisme (Vol.14, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2011-12-30
Authors : Imron Wakhid Harits;
Page : 194-203
Keywords : Feminism; Madura folktales; typology;
Abstract: The aim of this study is to observe the woman position in the social life in Madura and observes the typology of Madurese women on three Madura folktales, i.e. Aer Mata Ebu, The Origin of Madura, and Aryo Menak and His Wife. To analyze the social position and typology of women, this study uses the Cixous’s theory of feminism. Qualitative method with ethnography aprroach is used to do this research. These three folktales have similarities, because all of these three folktales tell about the struggle, tough, firmness, sincere of Madurese women. Thus, by analyzing these folktales, the women social position in Madura can be observed. The women are considered as the holy creature that must be appreciated. From the analysis, several typologies of Madurese woman reflected in the folktales can also be identified, i.e. sincere, firmness, tough, religious, and sufism.
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