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|Material Type:||Document, Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Computer File, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Nur Amali Ibrahim; Michael Gilsenan; Sally Merry; Faye Ginsburg; Bambi Schieffelin; Patricia Spyer
|Notes:||Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 72-11, Section: A, page: 4203.
Adviser: Michael Gilsenan.
|Description:||1 online resource (344 pages)|
Located within this volatile religious and political scene, my ethnographic research examines the processes through which university students are socialized as Muslims and political actors. I focus on university students because they have long made crucial political interventions in Indonesia and are perceived by both conservative and liberal Islam movements as crucial sources of mass support. Living in a society with multiple religious ideologies, how do young Indonesians become conservatives, liberals, and believers? If for all Muslims the starting point for learning about Islam is their shared religious tradition--by this I am referring to the Quran, Hadith, and authoritative jurisprudential texts--what are the pedagogical processes and modes of textual interpretation involved in the transformation of persons into conservatives or liberals? In a context where religious and political authority lie in the hands of older people, why do students participate in public debates about religion and politics? How do these debates impact the contemporary Indonesian secular democracy?