The Phenomena of Post-Industrial Society in Shopie Kinsella’s Confessions of A Shopaholic

Erni Afriyani, Erni (2016) The Phenomena of Post-Industrial Society in Shopie Kinsella’s Confessions of A Shopaholic. Diploma thesis, UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung.

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Abstract

In this research, the writer analyzes a novel entitled Confessionsof A Shopaholic. The background of this research appears based on the fact that America is now passing from an industrial society into a post-industrial society. It means that there is the role in the information technology thatinfluences on the social change in American society. Therefore, this research can be formulated into several problems.Firstly, the phenomena of post-industrial society in Shopie Kinsella’s Confessions of A Shopaholic. Secondly, the factors causesociety becomeconsumptive in Shopie Kinsella’s Confessions of A Shopaholic. In order to make a justifiable research, the writer uses post-industrial society by Daniel Bell and culture industry by Theodor Adorno as the theoretical foundation. Theory of post-industrial and culture industry which is used in this literature research aim to reveal the social change aspects in the literary work. The research data are analyzed throughsociology of literature approach. Sociology of literatureas a method in the literary work has a relation with a story life as reflection of society at the time. The writer took some data from the narration in the novel Confessions of A Shopaholic by Shopie Kinsella’s. The data which is related to this research, such as classifying data, interpreting data, and finding the conclusions are collected by identifiying all aspect. As the result, the writer found two answer keys, such as 1). Confessions of A Shopaholicby Shopie Kinsella provides the phenomena of post-industrial society in America through somecharacteristics. Firstly, sectors of economic which are marked by the increase of society produce of service. Secondly, components of the employment refers to domination ofwhite collar workers in society. Thirdly, centralization of knowledge refers to progress in knowledge that supported by reading culture in society. The last is control of technology and its effects refers to increase of information technology and industry in society; and 2). The factorswhich are appeared inShopie Kinsella’s Confessions of A Shopaholic, such asculture, social class, references group, situation, family, personality, concept of self, motivation, learning experience, and lifestyle arecauseof consumptive society. The conclusions of this research are the phenomena of post-industrial society which portrayed in Shopie Kinsella’s Confessions of Shopaholic. It could be seen from social change in society, such as in sectors of economic, the employment, centralization of knowledge, control of technology and its effects. Furthermore, some factors cause society become consumptive portrayed inShopie Kinsella’s Confessions of Shopaholic.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Uncontrolled Keywords: post-industrial society, culture industry, consumptive society
Subjects: English Literatures
English Fiction
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Program Studi Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Users 3781 not found.
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2017 02:58
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2017 02:58
URI: http://digilib.uinsgd.ac.id/id/eprint/4562

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