Religiosity, Femininity and Sinetron

  • Moh. Aniq Kh. B. IKIP PGRI Semarang


This study is aimed at describing the phenomena of religious norms in the sinetron which is currently claimed as the religious program. Revisiting and redescribing the discourse of femininity is also set on the lure of activity production which Television is considered to be a main actor of broadcasting and making the new link or networking people’s faith. The religious predicate attached in sinetron mostly encompasses to the use of veil for women. However, the meaning of veils can vary depending on the subject viewers who can determine the cause and effect of veiled women in a variety of sinetron scenario. In this case, the veiled women are said to be oppressed because they become the object of psy-violence so that the veils can be said to be sinned or tortured. Meanwhile, the case of God belief is also showed as phenomena of religious disappearance wheras it is yelled and accomodated to the person who claimed that he is the true one. The sacred expressions such as al-h{amd li-lla>h, astagfir Alla>h al-‘ad{i>m, ma>sya> Alla>h, subh{a>n Alla>h, Alla>h akbar, and as-sala>m ‘alaikum, which all belong to the Islamic doctrine, are currently distorted due to their uses applied in non-contextual situation. As a result, the term of “religious” in sinteron is not only the Islamic domain, but also it has already been a second religion. There are at least eight functions of religion which portrait the indicated identity or symbolized subjects especially for Islamic human: the function of education, rescuing, peace, social control, solidarity, transformative, creative and sublimation.


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