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THE CONSTRUCTION OF URBAN SINGLE CAREER WOMAN IN INDONESIAN CHICK LIT, JODOH MONICA

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Author(s): Jenny M. Djundjung

Journal: K@ta : a Biannual Publication on the Study of Language and Literature
ISSN 1411-2639

Volume: 6;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 124;
Date: 2004;
Original page

Keywords: patriarchal ideology | subject position | discourse | power relations | regime of truth | construction of text

ABSTRACT
The text of urban single career women in Jodoh Monica is constructed to be negative and unfavorable as opposed to the text of married women, which is positive and favorable. The construction of both texts is based on a patriarchal ideology that is deeply rooted in every aspect of Indonesian family and social lives that Monica, the protagonist in Jodoh Monica, takes a subject position in this the patriarchal discourse of gender role. The text of urban single career woman in Jodoh Monica seeks to conform rather than challenge the patriarchal ideology.
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