Torn in the Flesh: Critical Discourse Analysis on Discriminatory Acts in West Sumatra
Agustina, Muhammad Adek
Available Online 25 August 2020.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200824.032How to use a DOI?
- Critical discourse analysis (CDA), discriminatory acts, Indonesian democracy index, West Sumatra government, break theory
- Discriminatory acts committed by certain parties against particular community or groups on the basis of gender, religion, race and certain orientations contributed greatly to the decline in the Democratic Index in West Sumatra province. Subsequentlt, this research aimed to examine further at how this is practiced and what motives lie behind these contra-democratic discourses. Comparative theory of discourse known as BREAK theory from Sawirman (2014) which is equipped with a micro-linguistic analysis procedure and interdisciplinary approach in specify the ideas contained in the discourse foundation was exercised as the grand theory in this article. The results of the analysis showed that the discriminatory act was performed by two parties. First is government officials and second coming from community groups. The first discourse provides the information about the “demonisation” of gender and minority groups based on cynicism towards women and marginalized groups. The second discourse shows an indication of the settlement of a crime case by the community caused by the habit of being hands off by the government. The combination of these two converging-discourses ultimately reinforces discriminatory sentiments that lead to an atmosphere of undemocratic governance in West Sumatra.
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TY - CONF AU - Agustina AU - Muhammad Adek PY - 2020 DA - 2020/08/25 TI - Torn in the Flesh: Critical Discourse Analysis on Discriminatory Acts in West Sumatra BT - 1st Progress in Social Science, Humanities and Education Research Symposium (PSSHERS 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 129 EP - 134 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200824.032 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200824.032 ID - Agustina2020 ER -