Political Construction in the Mamanda Traditional Theater

Haswinda Harpriyanti, Setya Yuwana Sudikan, Anas Ahmadi, Nadya Afdholy

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Mamanda, as a traditional entertainment still favored by the community, without realizing it has a space that can be used as a medium for delivering politics to the public through stories sung. This study aims to describe the political construction in Mamanda's traditional theater. This research was conducted by observing directly Mamanda performances which were held in various staging activities on the theme, one of which was the anniversary of the city of Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan and on the theme of the Art and Culture Performance event leading to the General Election in the city of Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan. This study uses descriptive qualitative research methods because it will clearly and in detail describe its results. The results of this study describe that in Mamanda traditional theater, there are political constructions that are deliberately built to convey political messages to the general public, both packaged through humor, in the form of satire about social problems, development, social inequality in the welfare of small communities that have not been fulfilled, and direct praise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7583-7594
Number of pages12
JournalRes Militaris
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Mamanda
  • political construction
  • theater
  • traditional


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