Detail Inovasi Perguruan Tinggi

Tema: Public Relations and Marketing Communication
Judul: Colonial Identity: A Review of Postcolonial Study in Plantation Female Labour
Perguruan Tinggi: Universitas Telkom
Jenis/sdm: dosen/0328047103

Tahun: 2017

Plantation in Indonesia was built in colonial era. The development of tea plantations in West Java was constructing the identities for its workers. In this research, Postcolonial theory points out the way in which tea-picker female labors continued to be stereotyped and marginalized. Patriarchy culture produced double oppression on tea-picker female labour life. The oppression constructed the colonial identity on female labor. As an analysis of colonial concept, this paper could serve as a new insight for communication science and became a bridge to open another research about Gender and Postcolonial theory. Analysis covered the assumption of postcolonial theory: the colonial ruler had the power to shape attitudes and to perpetuate the status quo. The impact of the colonial law in plantation proved in the way of female labor???s living and working patterns in tea plantation. This research has revealed the identity of tea-picker females in colonial mechanism environment. The method is critical ethnography and researcher using depth interview to reveal the life of female labors that have been living in the plantation area for generations. The research pictured the struggled life of tea-picker female labours to overcome their problems and how their identity constructed socially. Conclusion of this research shows tea picker females???s action of communication reflected in their social life. It is a representation of the repressive identity and devided into three categories of colonial identity.