Seminar ‘Islam, State and Society in Indonesia: Local Politics in Madura’ | Yanwar Pribadi | Leiden Asia Year
06/09/2017 @ 15:30 - 17:00
Indonesia has often been regarded as a region on the periphery of the Islamic world when compared to its ‘centre’ in the Middle East. In a similar fashion, Islam on the island of Madura is often viewed as peripheral when compared to the Indonesia’s most populous island of Java, and so has also been largely ignored. This is despite Islam in Madura being culturally embedded in all aspects of life on the island. This book project identifies and explains the relationships between Islam and politics; between state and society; and between piety, tradition and violence in Madura, during the last years of the New Order and the first decade of the post-New Order (1990-2010). This book project offers analysis of Muslims’ socio-cultural and socio-political life within the context of authoritarian and democratic politics, and can also illuminate the socio-political trajectory of other developing Muslim countries currently living through comparable democratic transformations.
Yanwar Pribadi is Assistant Professor of Local History at the State Institute for Islamic Studies (IAIN) Sultan Maulana Hasanuddin Banten, Indonesia and a researcher at Laboratorium Bantenologi at the same university. At KITLV Yanwar is preparing a book manuscript for Routledge Islam, State and Society in Indonesia: Local Politics in Madura.