Islamic Spectrum in Java

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Routledge, May 6, 2016 - Social Science - 210 pages
This empirically grounded work explores the emerging aspects of cultural politics in the world’s most populous Muslim nation. It engages with complex issues of cultural translation, localization and globalization from various perspectives through analyzing a diverse range of cultural forms, including government or palace-based celebrations, ceremonies and rituals, modern student theatre, and Islamic revival sessions. With its discussion of both old and new Islamic movements, alongside the contested religious interpretations of public cultural events, this book will be of interest not only to anthropologists, but also to scholars of religion, culture and sociology.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 City of Culture Tourist Objects and Difference as Fetish
15
2 Locating Islam Between Thin Veneer and Normative Piety
35
Healing along the Spectrum
55
4 Social Drama Dangdut and Popular Culture
81
5 Muslim Puritans Cultural Dakwah and Reformation
95
6 Student Theatre Social Critique and Equalization
115
7 Maiyah Communitas and Common People
133
Conclusion
157
Glossary
169
Bibliography
173
Index
183
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Timothy Daniels is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Hofstra University, USA

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