POST-SPACE SEBAGAI BENTUK PERLAWANAN IMIGRAN TERHADAP TATANAN KOLONIAL DALAM NOVEL BRICK LANE KARYA MONICA ALI

Muhammad Ikbal(1*), Sudibyo Sudibyo(2)

(1) Universitas Gadjah Mada
(2) Universitas Gadjah Mada
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


Brick Lane's is a post-colonial literary work that raises the issues of the Bangladeshi diaspora in England. The raise of diaspora writers who settled in Europe and America has colored modern world literature. The ideas of diaspora writers do not only present works with monolithic ideas, they have also presented various spatial constructions and identities about immigrants living in the Western world. This research was conducted as an effort to answer the formulation of the problem as follows: (1). What is the postcolonial spatial response in Brick Lane Monica Ali's novel? (2). How about urban space construction and postcolonial spatial strategy in the novel Brick Lane? This study uses qualitative research methods to explore how the author constructs postcolonial space and offers post-space in his work. Data was collected inductively through the depiction of characters in the novel and classified for later analysis using Spatial Politics Sara Upstone's theory. The results of this study indicate that the authors attempt to present chaos as a postcolonial spatial response. The chaos presented by the author appears when certain individuals in the novel feel discriminated against in a space with colonial-created boundaries and orders, either because of their identity or social class. The author also constructs city space by offering a strategy displacement in the form of transferring a sense of belonging to the smaller things that construct urban space, and the relationships between figures that make individuals feel comfortable with their existence.


Keywords


Brick Lane; chaos; displacement; pascakolonial; post-space

Full Text:

PDF

References


Ali, M. (2007). Brick Lane: Kepingan Cinta Nazneen (Terjemah Bahasa Indonesia) (F. Syahrani (ed.)). Penerbit Hikmah.

Ashcroft, B., Griffiths, G., & Tiffin, H. (2004). The empire writes back: Theory and practice in post-colonial literatures: 2nd edition. Routledge, Taylor & Francis e-Library. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203426081

Bhabha, H. K. (1994). The Location of Culture. In The location of culture. Routledge Classics. http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Location-Culture-Routledge-Classics/dp/0415336392

Bolts, W. (1772). A View of the Rise, Progress and Present State of the English Government in Bengal.

Eade, J. (1990). Nationalism and the quest for authenticity: The Bangladeshis in Tower Hamlets. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 16(4), 493–503. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.1990.9976203

Faruk. (2012). Metode Penelitian Sastra: Sebuah Penjelajahan Awal. Pustaka Pelajar (Pertama). Pustaka Pelajar.

Kabeer, N. (2000). The Power to Choose: Bangladeshi Women and Labor Market Decisions in London and Dhaka. Verso.

Putra, C. R. W., & Sugiarti. (2019). Ekologi Budaya dalam Novel Lanang Karya Yonathan Rahardjo. Atavisme, 22(1), 133–143.

Schendel, Wi. VAN. (2009). A History Of Bangladesh (Vol. 53, Issue 9). Cambridge University Press.

Tiffin, H. (1987). Post-Colonial Literatures and Counter-Discourse. Kunapipi, 9(3), 4. https://ro.uow.edu.au/kunapip

Upstone, S. (2009). Spatial Politics in the Postcolonial Novel (First Edit). Ashgate Publishing Company.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.24257/atavisme.v25i2.727.139-152

Article metrics

Abstract views : 1838 | views : 430

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.




ATAVISME INDEXED BY:

   

ATAVISME is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

Visit Number:

View My Stats