Asian Culture and History 14 (1):67 (2022)

Authors
Alexander Stark
Universität Hamburg
Abstract
Sitti Nurbaya is one of the first modern Indonesian novels, and it was published in the year 1922. It illustrates the tragic story of a teenager who is forced to marry an older man. In this research paper, the researchers want to look at the social criticism of Marah Rusli, the author of Sitti Nurbaya. Such a perspective can reveal the inner dynamics of the Minangkabau society of West Sumatra, the setting of the novel. Marah Rusli originates from West Sumatra, and his novel describes the process of change at the beginning of the 20th century. The researchers used a mixed approach to analyze the novel Sitti Nurbaya and detect the traditional system’s inherent criticism. The researchers used a methodology that comprised two methods, a structuralist approach and a biographical viewpoint. The research discovered that Marah Rusli criticizes the situation of men within a matrilineal society. He is also critical of the excesses of a growing capitalistic mindset.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.5539/ach.v14n1p67
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 70,265
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Modern Indonesian Literature.John M. Echols & A. Teeuw - 1973 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 93 (3):391.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Michael Walzer and Social Criticism.Karen Eloise Greenstreet - 1994 - Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Value-Neutrality and Criticism.Gerhard Zecha - 1992 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 23 (1):153-164.
Tolstoy's Animals.Josephine Donovan - 2009 - Society and Animals 17 (1):38-52.
Toward a Theory of Press Criticism.Wendy Noel Barger - 2003 - Dissertation, University of Oregon
On Fang Dongmei's Criticism of Xiong Shili.Guo-bao Jiang - 2005 - Philosophy and Culture 32 (11):167-181.
John Dewey and Social Criticism: An Introduction.Arvi Särkelä & Justo Serrano Zamora - 2017 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 31 (2):213-217.
Marx on Right and Justice: A Reply to Husami.Allen W. Wood - 1979 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 8 (3):267-295.
Political Animals: Luck, Love and Dignity.Martha C. Nussbaum - 1998 - Metaphilosophy 29 (4):273-287.
The Way of Art to the Soul: On Can Xue's Literary Criticism.Shu-qin Zhao & Hai-kuo Huang - 2007 - Nankai University (Philosophy and Social Sciences) 4:22-29.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2022-04-25

Total views
1 ( #1,546,279 of 2,507,664 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #416,871 of 2,507,664 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

My notes