HEGEMONIC STRATEGY IN AJIDARMAâ€™S IBU YANG ANAKNYA DICULIK ITU
Keywords:political power, hegemony, Ibu yang anaknya diculik itu
This essay is to figure out the hegemonic strategy in Ajidarmaâ€™s short story entitled Ibu yang Anaknya Diculik Itu. The story was written in 2008 through online mass media, Kompas. It is believed that the story is loaded with critical perspectives toward current social and political issue. The critics represent the way the author sees the issue and efforts to create self-awareness and self-enrichment. Using Gramsciâ€™s hegemonic theory, the story is analysed. The essay shows that Ajidarmaâ€™s story functions as hegemonic sites. The ideology of humanity is simultaneously proposed to the readers through the character of Mother. Ajidarma disagrees the inequity caused by political power and he believes that every human being has right to get immunity from the political violence.