Analysis Of Postcolonial Feminism Theory: Note Of A Woman's Stuggle In Novel “Panggil Aku Kartini Saja”


  • Roro Retno Wulan Telkom University


The struggle of a nation will be remembered if the nation treasures it as a heritage  of  knowledge  and  makes  the  history  of  the  nation  be  passed  on  to  generations after. Communications Study sees the process of knowledge heritage as one of its fields  of  study.  Historical  narration  which  depicts  the  nation‟s  struggle    is  in  the field  of  Communications  Study.  Therefore,  this  research  used  historical  and bibliographical approach. This research was based on a Postcolonial analysis of a biography  novel  by  Pramoedya  A.  Toer  titled  “Panggil  Aku  Kartini  sajaâ€Â  as  a historical  note.  A  rare  study  in  communications,  this  research  tried  to  display women‟s  efforts  in  freeing  their  gender  off  of  “men-writers‟  eyesâ€Â  domination.  They are the women who want to grab the opportunity to go forward and to have choices  in  their  life.  The  conclusion  of  the  results  of  this  research  showed  that firstly, as an evidence of the existance of postcolonial feminism theory, this  novel had  created  a  different  point  of  view  on  communication  studies.  Secondly,  the writer‟s opinion towards Kartini‟s struggle is very different with what had written by  the  colonials,  since  it  bears  a  thicker  “nativeâ€Â  side  on    Kartini‟s  struggle. Personal conflicts and the success of the struggle was narrated through a Javanese cultural context which is dominated by patriarchal environment. 

Keywords:    postcolonial,  feminisme,  double  burdens,  historical  narration, marginalization