Deconstruction of the colonial discourse on the erpangir ku lau ritual in karo society

  • Vanesia Amelia Sebayang Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
Keywords: colonialism, deconstruction, erpangir ku lau, karo society, ritual

Abstract

Erpangir ku lau is a ritual of cleansing based on Hindu Pemena teachings. This ritual teaches the Karo people to maintain harmonious relations between humans, the forces of nature, and the Creator. However, in the Dutch colonial era, erpangir lau was stopped because it was part of the worship and the practice of magic. The method used in this article is a descriptive qualitative research method that uses theory as a basis. This qualitative descriptive design format embraces phenomenology and post-positivism. This study aims to describe, summarize the various situations or phenomena of social reality in a society that are the object of research, and try to pull that reality to the surface as a description of certain conditions, situations, or phenomena. The findings obtained are that the colonial influence still imprinted on the person of the Karo people even though the occupation had long since ended. Concerning the Dutch colonial discourse, it is necessary to carry out a deconstruction practice to reverse the Karo people's perspective on the erpangir ku lau rites.

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Published
2019-11-07
How to Cite
Sebayang, V. A. (2019). Deconstruction of the colonial discourse on the erpangir ku lau ritual in karo society. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture, 5(6), 102-107. https://doi.org/10.21744/ijllc.v5n6.793
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