Thought (Episteme) System About Women in Trilogy On Rara Mendut Novel by Y.B. Mangunwijaya

Siti Maisaroh, Muhammad Saibani Wiyanto
2022 Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research   unpublished
The study aimed to describe the system of thought (episteme) about women in the trilogy of the Rara Mendut novel by Y.B. Mangunwijaya. The method used the archaeological knowledge of Michel Foucault. The data source of this research is the novel trilogy of Rara Mendut by Y.B. Mangunwijaya, consisting of three novels namely: Rara Mendut (RM), Genduk Duku (GD), and Lusi Lindri (LL) published by P.T. Gramedia Pustaka Utama, published in 2009, with a total of 799 pages. Data collection techniques
more » ... ed the documentation method or library documentation. Data analysis was carried out using a descriptive method that was referenced/guided by the archaeological theory of knowledge and genealogy of Michel Foucault. The results proved that the system of thought (episteme) about women in the novel trilogy is in the form of: a system of thinking about women in the eyes of rulers who are treated like decorations, even as inanimate objects, soulless and their dignity is not touched by the thoughts of royal officials; the system of thinking about women which was always associated with power and authority for the Mataram aristocrats at that time; and the system of thinking about women and supernatural powers which are very closely related.
doi:10.2991/assehr.k.220103.034 fatcat:idhjd6ahhvhgjeyez4dfvlpgue