The Contestation of Political Storytelling in Presidential Candidates During the 2019 Federal Election
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- Political storytelling, Election campaign, Indonesia, Social movement, Representation
This study explores the political storytelling network contestation of actors of the 2019 Indonesian presidential campaign using critical discursive psychology to analyze the speech of presidential candidates Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Prabowo Subianto. The main theoretical concept used is Hannah Arendt’s storytelling and political action, which was delivered by Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto during the 2019 presidential election campaign. Critical discursive psychology is also used as a theoretical and methodological basis in this study with a critical paradigm and qualitative approach. The research data are the quotations of presidential candidates published by news outlets. An analysis of interpretations, subject positions, and ideological dilemmas showed that the contestation of the storytelling network of presidential candidates Jokowi and Prabowo leads to several areas of conflict, such as civilian leaders versus military leaders, leaders accused of being PKI (Indonesian Communist Party) versus leaders accused of supporting khilafah, patience versus angry leaders, and an independent leader versus a non-independent leader. From a critical discursive psychology perspective, the two politicians of the Indonesian nation showed opposite storytelling and represented them as candidates who fought to achieve victory. Storytelling was used as a tool for political personalization by Jokowi and Prabowo in order to build relationships with their voters and to create a social movement.
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TY - CONF AU - Andika Hendra Mustaqim PY - 2021 DA - 2021/05/31 TI - The Contestation of Political Storytelling in Presidential Candidates During the 2019 Federal Election BT - Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities Universitas Indonesia Conference (APRISH 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 34 EP - 46 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210531.005 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210531.005 ID - Mustaqim2021 ER -