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Hybridity in Jhumpa Lahiri’s a Temporary Matter

Yulistiyanti, Yulistiyanti and Agnes, Widyaningrum and Endang, Yuliani Rahayu and Katharina, Rustipa Hybridity in Jhumpa Lahiri’s a Temporary Matter. IDEAS.

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This study aims to reveal hybridity and liminality in Jhumpa Lahiri's short story entitled A Temporary Matter. The story tells about an Indian couple who have lived in the United States of America. The way they live combines western culture and eastern culture. As migratory society they also practice the culture of the country they live in. It becomes problems to analyze in this study. This study is a qualitative reggarch with a postcolonial approach. The theory used in this research is postcolonialism theo Homi K. Bhabha. It applied a descriptive qualitative method. The methods applied in this study include data collection methods and data analysis methods. The data obtained were taken from the text of the short story A Temporary Matter. Bhabha in The Location of Culture (1994) discusses hybridity in society during the post-colonial era and is applied to diaspora literature. Hybridity is related to human culture and identity. Culture and identity are formed dynamically, they experience development, progress, and decline according to conditions and circumstances. Diaspora literature is produced from the writings of people living outside the country and for writings that contain diaspora experiences. In the process of hybridity, there is a gap between the two cultures. The gap is called liminality in which there is repression of the (colonial) past that is not revealed. One of the writers included into the category of diaspora writers is Jhumpa Lahiri. The results of the study are the hybridity experienced by the two main characters in the way they wear, they cook, and they speak, and the liminality is found in religion, cultural ritual, and food they consume. This mixture is seen in the food, clothing, and language they use. They applied Indian culture and western culture in their live. Keywords: culture; ethnicity; hybridity; liminality

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Institution: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Fakultas Ekonomi
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2023 05:59
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2023 05:59
URI: https://eprints.unisbank.ac.id/id/eprint/9188

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