The West Hegemony and the East Resistance in Fictions Entilted “Semua Untuk Hindia” and “The Dan Pengkhianat” By Iksaka Banu
Keywords:Postcolonial, Hegemony, Resistance, Iksaka Banu, Fiction
Colonialism exerts its influence on the colonized in the fields of economy, politics, and ideology. Iksaka Banu, a well-known Indonesian writer, takes colonialism issues as the topic in his works. This qualitative descriptive research implemented postcolonial approach to uncover and explain various forms of the West hegemony and the East resistance in fictions entitled “Semua Untuk Hindia” and “Teh dan Pengkhianat”. The research results reveal that: (1) there are forms of hegemony carried out by the colonizer (West) in perpetuating its power in the colonized (East), (2) there are forms of resistance carried out by the colonized (East) to resist the power domination carried out by the colonizer, (3) The forms of hegemony carried out by the colonizer include torturing, restricting access, and degrading the natives, and (4) the forms of resistance carried out by the colonized include performing both passive and active resistances such as learning a language, wearing traditional clothes, building schools, building painting studios, performing coolie rebellion, and kidnapping the colonizer.
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