Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Applied Economics and Social Science (ICAESS 2019)

Transitivity and Critical Discourse Analysis on Emma Watson's Speech at the Launching of UN Women "HeForShe" Campaign

Authors
Roza Puspita, Condra Antoni
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Roza Puspita
Available Online December 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icaess-19.2019.37How to use a DOI?
Keywords
campaign; Critical Discourse Analysis; gender inequality; transitivity
Abstract
This research focuses on the analysis of transitivity, social wrong and solving problem in Emma Watson's speech for the HeForShe campaign by using Fairclough's theoretical framework of critical discourse analysis. Transitivity analysis is the fundamental tool to see how Emma Watson using language to show people ideology of the issue and also assert her thought in the speech which elaborated in the Fairclough's steps methodology to find the social wrong, obstacle in solving the social wrong, the position of social wrong and the strategies to pas the social wrong. The results show that there are some issues that needs to be dealt with to achieve gender equality. Women and men need to be united because the impact of the gender inequality is not only for women but men as well. Redefinition of feminism hopefully can make people disassociate feminism with man-hating ideology. The use of the public figure as the speaker is one of the effective way to highlight gender inequality issue and that seems controversial as it gets a lot of attention through social media.
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Proceedings
1st International Conference on Applied Economics and Social Science (ICAESS 2019)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
December 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-860-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icaess-19.2019.37How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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