Myths in “Rokok Jablai”: Men’s Taste?
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- Semiotics; myth; masculinity; Barthes; cigarettes
This study examines the concept of masculinity that forms a myth or perception about the phrase ‘Esse rokok jablai’ (cigarettes for prostitutes) in Indonesia. Aspects of masculinity that build these perceptions will be examined through texts and utterances circulating on Twitter using Roland Barthes’ ; Barthes in Hoed, ) semiotic model approach and Deborah and Brannon’s theory of masculinity (in Levine and Kimmel ). The data were collected from 50 tweets uploaded on Twitter with the keywords “rokok jablay” and “Esse cigarette jablay” during June—January 2021. The results show that the myth of ‘jablai’ in Esse Berry Pop cigarettes was caused by the fruity flavour variant found in Esse Berry Pop cigarettes. The fruity taste has previously undergone a semiological process through the media for a certain period so that it is finally believed to be a taste that is identical to children and women. This is following the statement that ‘the ideal man does not have female characteristics in him’. Thus, the perception of the taste of fruits forms the public perceptions of Esse Berry Pop cigarettes ‘rokok jablai’ as a new myth, because the fruity taste is considered contrary to the value of masculinity that has previously grown in Indonesian society.
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TY - CONF AU - Edelleit Rose Widyatmoko PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/27 TI - Myths in “Rokok Jablai”: Men’s Taste? BT - Proceedings of the International Congress of Indonesian Linguistics Society (KIMLI 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 137 EP - 140 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211226.028 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211226.028 ID - Widyatmoko2021 ER -