City Space in the Postcolonial City in Javanese Novel “Sapecak Bumi sing Kobong” by Hastin Zaina
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- postcolonial; city space; Javanese novel
The war period has an impact on the city that is considered as a safe area to be a conflict-prone area. Colonial control made the existence of the city as a matter of debate. Sapecak Bumi sing Kobong, a novel by Hastin Zaina is a modern Javanese novel which presents dominations of colonial control. Through the spatial politics framework, this article discusses how the city space in the novel is constructed. The economic, social and political dominance are the formal object analysis. This paper argues that the urban space that was originally considered as a utopia began to shift into dystopia. The fact of colonial control left the indigenous people treated differently so they had to work harder. The identity possessed by the indigenous peoples in shaping the city had been ignored in the colonial urban space, as indigenous peoples became subject of the decline. Therefore, it is seen that Hastin Zaina constructs city space into a space that rejects utopia.
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TY - CONF AU - Yunita Ernawati AU - Bambang Purnomo AU - Sri Wahyu Widayati AU - Muhammad Rokib AU - Sri Sulistiani AU - Hespi Septiana PY - 2018/07 DA - 2018/07 TI - City Space in the Postcolonial City in Javanese Novel “Sapecak Bumi sing Kobong” by Hastin Zaina BT - Proceedings of the 2nd Social Sciences, Humanities and Education Conference: Establishing Identities through Language, Culture, and Education (SOSHEC 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 205 EP - 209 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/soshec-18.2018.45 DO - 10.2991/soshec-18.2018.45 ID - Ernawati2018/07 ER -