The Representation of Sexism in A Textbook Entitled “English in Mind”


  • Taufik Hidayat Taufik Universitas Mulawarman
  • Yuni Utami Asity Universitas Mulawarman
  • Istanti Hermagustiana Universitas Mulawarman



Representation, Gender and Sexism, Critical Discourse Analysis


The result of this research explains the representation of sexism based on three English textbooks “English in Mind”. The focus of this research is to investigate the frequency of males and females, the representation of males and females in occupational roles, and the representation of males and females as inspiring persons based on pictures and reading texts. Thus, the study implements Fairclough's three-dimensional discourse approach: description, interpretation, and explanation for textbook analysis. The study revealed that the frequency of males and females was based on text and pictures. The male is more dominant than the female. Furthermore, males and females in this textbook were portrayed as having the power to do outdoor activities. As well, the female is not only portrayed as the housewife or taking care of the baby. Otherwise, the representation of males and females as inspiring persons variation sometimes comes to an unfamiliar person. Males were superior to females according to the frequency in three English textbooks “English in Mind”. However, the study educates to students be aware of sexism issues in real life, and also students have a perception that being stronger or more capable in some activity does not only refer to gender.

Author Biography

Taufik Hidayat Taufik, Universitas Mulawarman

Riwayat Pendidikan:

SDN 031 Samarinda

SMPN 22 Samarinda

SMAN 16 Samarinda

S1 Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris


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How to Cite

Taufik, T. H., Utami Asity, Y., & Hermagustiana, I. (2024). The Representation of Sexism in A Textbook Entitled “English in Mind”. Borneo Educational Journal (Borju), 6(1), 92–105.




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