The Symbolic Meaning of Tradition Rebo Kasan

Rian Rahmawati, Zikri Fachrul Nurhadi, Novie Susanti Suseno

Abstract


This research is especially backgrounded by the interested in relating to the meaning behind using the symbol in Rebo Kasan tradition which exists in some societies in Garut. This circumstance is very important, considering that Rebo Kasan is one of the histories which contains the moral value and religion within. The aims of this research are to find out and explain in depth concerning the meaning of denotative, connotative and myth towards the symbol Of Rebo Kasan in Garut. The method used in this research is the analysis method of Roland Barthes’ semiotics. This research investigates the signals either in the meaning of denotation, connotation or myth by using a qualitative approach. This research expresses the meaning of denotation, connotation, and myth towards the symbol which is used in Rebo Kasan tradition in Garut. Whereas, the technique of data sampling used in this research is participatory observation, in-depth interview, and literature review. Subjects in this study are the dishes that were served at the celebration of the tradition. Besides, the informants that chosen for this research is five people from society that involved in this tradition. This study found that Rebo Kasan has the meaning of denotation, connotation, and myth. The traditional food of Rebo Kasan is one of the charities which is intended to reject and hold the danger. While dupi as the symbol of rejection, leupeut as the symbol of unity and bugis as the symbol of belief.

Keywords


value; symbolic; tradition of Rebo Kasan; Semiotic of Roland Bharte

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20422/jpk.v20i1.131

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