Linguistika Kultura: Jurnal Linguistik Sastra Berdimensi Cultural Studies <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>ISSN: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">1978-6646</a> (Print) | ISSN: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">3024-9376</a> (Online)</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Linguistika Kultura: Jurnal Linguistik Sastra Berdimensi Cultural Studies</strong> is a journal by English Study Program, Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Andalas, Padang. It is a double-blind review journal that is peer-reviewed and open access. The journal seeks to become an open access publishing platform that publishes and disseminates concepts and research findings related to language and literature beginning in 2021. Articles from this journal may be downloaded, copied, distributed, printed, and used in any legal way following the lisence used in this journal. Languages, linguistics, literary studies, and cultural linguistics are just a few of the fields that the journal is open to submissions. The journal's goal is to publish the findings of theoretical and critical study of language and literature, conceptual thinking, ideas, innovation, and book reviews written either in English or Indonesian. The journal will be released twice a year, in June and December. From 2007 to 2020, the issues were published in printed version (ISSN 1978-6646) and start to published in electronic version since 2021 (ISSN 3024-9376).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Linguistika Kultura</strong> is indexed in: <a href=";hl=en" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Scholar</a> | <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Garuda</a> | <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">DOAJ</a> | <a href=";from_ui=yes" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Crossref</a> | Dimensions</p> en-US (Drs. Ferdinal, M.A, Ph.D) (Pramawayudi) Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0700 OJS 60 American Economic Hardship in Go Down Moses by William Faulkner <p>This research investigates the representation of rural life in America in <em>Go Down Moses</em>&nbsp;by William Faulkner, especially in their economic mindset because most of the people in the village have a unique mindset that they have to move to the big city to get more successful. This analysis would like to give a new perspective on this mindset that people in the village can utilize the land in their village to get more money to get more successful they do not need to move to the bigger city for they can use their land by husbandry, agriculture, and fishery. The research used American Pastoral theory and the theory of ecocriticism. <em>Go Down Moses</em>&nbsp;is a novel with seven different stories, and each story with a different conflict in each story and the investigation will focus on the background and setting of the Environment in the story. And it will give the reader a new insight into utilizing land, especially in the village. This research is important to invite people awareness of utilizing the land for their living and throw away the wrong mindset that we have to move to the big city to get a better life.</p> Muhammad Fiqri Ichsan Copyright (c) 2022 Muhammad Fiqri Ichsan Thu, 29 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0700 Binary Opposition in Fast as The Wind Novel by Nat Gould <p>The purpose of this article is to reveal the binary opposition of Hector Woodridge, one of the characters in Nat Gould's novel <em>Fast as the Wind</em>. This article applies the qualitative method and objective approach. The data in this article were quotations such as words, texts, or sentences that were obtained from<em>&nbsp;Fast as the Wind</em>. This article will also focus on analyzing the character using Derrida's deconstruction theory. This article analyzed the character Hector Woodridge via binary opposition that provides a different view from the story. The findings show three opposite characteristics of Hector Woodridge. The previously fixed thoughts of Hector Woodridge are vengeful, sane, and grateful. After the previous view was deconstructed, the different views are forgiving, mad, and ungrateful. This article tried to signify the different views of Hector Woodridge through binary opposition.</p> Bangun Rizky Hanif Aritonang Copyright (c) 2022 Bangun Rizky Hanif Aritonang Thu, 29 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0700 The Issues of Racism in the Novel Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates <p>One of the issues that attracted public attention recently regarding American culture is racism. It is a belief system or theory known as racism that holds that a certain race is superior and has the right to govern over other races and that biological differences between human races dictate cultural or individual achievements. This can occur in the majority between the black and the white race. Racism has occurred since time immemorial and has become a historical thing in the United States. This phenomenon is published in various forms, both literary and scientific works. One of them is the novel <em>Between the World and Me</em>&nbsp;by Ta-Nehisi Coates, which discusses the issues of racism that he experienced. The issues in this novel include the difficulty of living in school as a black student and the different treatment of black people in terms of law and security.</p> Anita Triani Copyright (c) 2022 Anita Triani Thu, 29 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0700 Women Stereotypes in The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath <p>This article aims to explain how the author Sylvia Plath in her novel <em>The Bell Jar</em>&nbsp;reflects a social problem, namely the stereotypes of women. Women stereotypes are a widespread problem and can be found in women's lives. The stereotypes that have been attached to women can then discredit or vilify women in various ways, including those felt by the main female character in this work, Esther Greenwood. This article uses qualitative method and applies feminist theory to analyze the novel, <em>The Bell Jar</em>. This research reveals that women's lives seem to be regulated and labeled by society, especially what is experienced by the main female character in this novel, Esther. Therefore, the article answers questions regarding what are the stereotypes of women shown in the novel The Bell Jar such as 1) women are required to stay at home and only do housework, 2) women are inferior creatures, and 3) women should look beautiful.</p> Mutiara Salsabila Copyright (c) 2022 Mutiara Salsabila Thu, 29 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0700 The Impact of Post-Trauma in The Personality Development in Matt Haig's The Midnight Library <p>The Midnight Library represents that childhood trauma is something that happens to a child unconsciously. This study indicates that trauma that occurred in a child's past can affect the development of his character in adulthood. This study examines Matt Haig's novel The Midnight Library,<strong>&nbsp;</strong>with the close reading method. Psychoanalysis is a research method used in this study. This study looks at how the influence of trauma on the main character in a novel. There seems to influence the decision-making of an adult woman who was traumatized in her youth. The tendency to make decisions from the subconscious affects the woman.</p> Farhan Rozadi Copyright (c) 2022 Farhan Rozadi Thu, 29 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0700