Representation about Widow on Mass Media Content

Yuliyanto Budi Setiawan, Billy K. Sarwono, Donna Asteria, Sunarto

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This research looks at the media text side, and aims to describe the symbolic violence of widows displayed in mass media content, especially the content in Film Television (FTV). Starting from such a goal, this study uses semiotics (Roland Barthes) as a guide of thought as well as a technique of text analysis. This study also uses the concepts of representation as well as Pierre Bourdieu's idea of symbolic violence. The research object are FTV programs in Indonesia, including: FTV Indosiar, FTV MNC TV, FTV TRANSTV, FTV RCTI, FTV GlobalTV, SCTV FTV and FTV TRANS7 are selected purposively. The observation object are FTV programs that still display and represent the existence of symbolic violence toward widows. The results of this research found that television has not create equality and justice gender as yet, proven by the existence of the symbolic violence about widows on FTV show.

Original languageEnglish
Article number14013
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2018
Event3rd International Conference on Energy, Environmental and Information System, ICENIS 2018 - Semarang, Indonesia
Duration: 14 Aug 201815 Aug 2018


  • FTV Show
  • Symbolic Violence
  • Text Media
  • Widow Representation


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