Gender and Power in Indonesian Islam: Leaders, feminists, by Bianca J. Smith,Mark Woodward

By Bianca J. Smith,Mark Woodward

The conventional Islamic boarding colleges referred to as pesantren are the most important centres of Muslim studying and tradition inside of Indonesia, yet their cultural value has been underexplored. This e-book is the 1st to discover understandings of gender and Islam in pesantren and Sufi orders in Indonesia. by way of contemplating those designated yet comparable Muslim gender cultures in Java, Lombok and Aceh, the ebook examines the wider functionality of pesantren as a strength for either redefining present modes of Muslim subjectivity and cultivating new ones. It demonstrates how, as Muslim girls upward push to positions of energy and authority during this patriarchal area, they problem and negotiate "normative" Muslim patriarchy whereas setting up their very own Muslim "authenticity." The publication is going directly to query the comparability of Indonesian Islam with the Arab center East, difficult the adoption of expatriate and diasporic heart japanese Muslim feminist discourses and secular western feminist analyses in Indonesian contexts. according to vast fieldwork, the booklet explores configurations of woman management, strength, feminisms and sexuality to bare a number of Muslim selves in pesantren and Sufi orders, not just as centres of studying, but additionally as social areas within which the interaction of gender, politics, prestige, energy and piety form the process existence.

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