Representing "the other woman" in Instagram @trinitytraveler

Vida, Helen Diana (2018) Representing "the other woman" in Instagram @trinitytraveler. Digital Press Social Sciences and Humanities, 1. pp. 33-41. ISSN 2654-9433

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Traveling is one activity that is often done by urban communities. Currently there are many female travelers in Indonesia, one of them is Trinity that entered in a row of women who inspire Indonesian women. Trinity constructs self-identity by liberating herself from the construction of society in general, and represents herself through social media, books and films. One of the used social media is Instagram, under account name @trinitytraveler. The purpose of these paper is to figure out how self-identity constructed and how the image of “Other Woman" is represented in @trinitytraveler. This research applied self-identity theory from Anthony Giddens (1991) and representation from Stuart Hall (2013). Through @trinitytraveler, Trinity represents "The Other Woman" which is different from the "Ideal Woman" that has been known in the community. @trinitytraveler represents a different self-identity; that is a single woman who has freedom of life by traveling to various places. In addition @trinitytraveler also represents women who are able to enjoy and appreciate herself including her body, being freed from the dominant construction of beautiful women. Keywords representation, female traveler, Instagram, self-identity, other woman

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Mr Sahat Maruli Tua Sinaga
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2023 02:51
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2023 02:51

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