Maskulinitas Laki-Laki Korea Amerika sebagai Liyan dalam Native Speaker Karya Chang-rae Lee

Nurul Hanifa Aprilia(1*), Aquarini Priyatna(2), Muhammad Adji(3)

(1) Universitas Padjadjaran
(2) Program Studi Magister Ilmu Sastra, Fakultas Ilmu Budaya, Universitas Padjadjaran
(3) Program Studi Magister Ilmu Sastra, Fakultas Ilmu Budaya, Universitas Padjadjaran
(*) Corresponding Author


This article aims to reveal  how the Korean-American male protagonist, describe as ‘Liyan’, is consumed by his white wife in Native Speaker by Chang-rae Lee’s (1996). This article argues that sexual acts committed against Henry Park by his white wife is manifested as a form of consumption towards ‘Liyan’. The theories use in this research are post-colonialism theory that is argued by Edward Said (2006) and consumption theory that is proposed by Bell Hooks (1992). This article uses descriptive analytical method. The data from the novel are described to obtain an overview of the construction of Korean-American masculinity. Later on the analysis it is found that in Native Speaker the stereotype construction towards Korean American man is not only puts Korean American man as inferior towards white masculinity, but also in the marriage relationship between Korean American man and white women


Chang-rae Lee, Korean-American, masculinity, consumptions, the Other

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