Colonizers and Fighters: Discursive Relations of The National Revolution Period in Indonesian Novels

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Andri Wicaksono,


This research focused on the study of the discursive relations of the national revolution period in the novel of Indonesia set in the independence war (1945-1949) with Greenblatt's New Historicism perspective. This research is qualitative interpretive through parallel reading between literary texts (novels) that represent the history of the independence war and historical texts. The technique used in this research is content analysis. The results of the research showed the discursive relations carried out by the novel are based on a political perspective, namely the practice of power and violence. On the other hand, the study of new historicism cannot be separated from the postcolonial theory which shows the rejection of the natives of the colonies against their colonizers.

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