IJSSH 2016 Vol.6(1): 77-80 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2016.V6.622

Family Identity in Indonesian Films (Interpersonal Communications between Fathers, Who are Transgender or Transsexual, and Their Children)

Ade Kusuma and Ririn Puspita
AbstractRealita, Cinta, dan Rock n’Roll, and Lovely Man are Indonesian drama films which have a similiar premise; a children relationship with his father who is a transgender or transsexual. Based on the narrative elements of both films, researchers analyse the interpersonal communications between fathers who are transgender or transsexual, and their children. Furthermore, this study aims to explore a shift in the concept of ideal family in Indonesian contemporary society. Family is the group where human learning about all things related to life for the first time. It has a major role to construct individual’s identity. In Indonesian society, the ideal concept of family is related to the presence of a father, a mother, and children. Otherwise, Realita, Cinta dan Rock n’Roll and Lovely Man illustrated an opposite father figure.

Index Terms—Family, interpersonal communication, transgender, transsexual.

The authors are with the UPN Veteran Jawa Timur, Indonesia (e-mail: adekusuma185@gmail.com, ririn_puspita1989@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Ade Kusuma and Ririn Puspita, " Family Identity in Indonesian Films (Interpersonal Communications between Fathers, Who are Transgender or Transsexual, and Their Children)," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 77-80, 2016.

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