Superstition Against Slavery: A Hegemonic Study On Afro-American Society 1850 – 1870 In Charles W. Chesnutt’s Novel The Conjure Woman
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The study was aimed at analysing how the superstition of Afro-American people was used as a counter-hegemony against the supremacy of the white reflected in The Conjure Woman novel. The study belonged to qualitative descriptive research by applying the library method. The formal object of the study was the superstition of Afro-American people against the slavery in Southern States. The primary data covered the texts of the novel relating with superstition and secondary data consisting of some criticism of the novel and what not. The technique of the data collection was as follows 1) reading all the texts of the novel; 2) exploring the superstitious values in the novel; 3)categorizing the texts consisting of the hegemonic cultures. Technique of the data analysis was based on the hegemonic approach. He result of the study showed that by means of the superstition, Chesnutt as the writer wanted the Afro-American people to fight against the hegemony of the white people and also to wipe out the slavery from Southern states and to construct a mutual life relationship among them.