The construction of resistance in Ibrahim Touqan's “Mawtini” song lyrics: New historicism analysis

Lestari, Septi and Yurisa, Penny Respati ORCID: (2024) The construction of resistance in Ibrahim Touqan's “Mawtini” song lyrics: New historicism analysis. Tsaqofiya : Jurnal Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Arab, 6 (1). ISSN 2685-7022

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The hegemonic attempts made by the British and European Jews triggered resistance from the Palestinian people. The resistance is manifested in physical and non-physical struggles, including literary works. This research aims to reveal the construction of resistance in Ibrahim Touqan's Mawtini by using the theory of New Historicism by Stephen Greenblatt. Literary readings are juxtaposed with non-literary texts in order to find the historical background of colonialism in Palestine in the British Mandate era and the diaspora of Jews from Europe. This research is a descriptive qualitative type. The data of this research is in the form of mawtini song lyrics which are then read together with two non-literary books to understand the historical substance behind the song lyrics. Based on the results of the research, it was found that the construction of resistance in this song is structured through the perspective of the people seeing their homeland, the hope for a resolution to the conflict, the importance of the role of youth to fight, the purpose of the resistance and the methods taken in resistance to hegemony efforts over the land of Palestine.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: resistance; mawtini’s song; new historicism
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2099 Other Language, Communication and Culture > 209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of Arabic Language and Letters
Depositing User: Penny Respati Yurisa
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2024 14:03


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