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Author Ricklefs, M. C. (Merle Calvin)

Title Islamisation and its opponents in Java : a political, social, cultural and religious history, c. 1930 to the present / M.C. Ricklefs.

Imprint Singapore : NUS Press, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (1 online resource (xxi, 576 pages) :) : illustrations (some color), map, portraits
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Summary The Javanese -- one of the largest ethnic groups in the Islamic world -- were once mostly "nominal Muslims", with pious believers a minority and the majority seemingly resistant to Islam's call for greater piety. Over the tumultuous period analyzed here -- from colonial rule through japanese occupation and Revolution to the chaotic democracy of the Sukarno period, the Soeharto regime's aspirant totalitarianism and the democratic period since -- the society has changed profundly to become an extraordinary example of the rising religiosity that marks the modern age. Islamisation and Its Opponents in Java draws on a formidable body of sources, including interviews, archival documents and a vast range of published material, to situate the Javanese religious experience from the 1930s to the present day in its local political, social, cultural and religious settings. The concluding part of the author's monumental three-volume series assessing more than six centuries of the on-going Islamisation of the Javanese, the study has considerable relevance for much wider contexts. Beliefs, or disbeliefs, about the supernatural are important in all societies, and the final section of the book, which considers the significance of Java's religious history in global contexts, shows how it exemplifies a profound contest of values in the universal human search for a better life.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I. The troubled path to deeper Islamisation, to c. 1998 – Islamisation in Java to c. 1930 – Under colonial rule : Javanese society and Islam in the 1930s – War and revolution, 1942-9 : the hardening of boundaries – The first freedom experiment : Aliran politics and Communist opposition to Islamisation, 1950-66 – The totalitarian experiment (I) : Kebatinan, Christian and government competition and the end of aliran politics, 1966-80s – The totalitarian experiment (II) : grass-roots Islamisation and advancing Islamism, c. 1980s-98 – Part II. Coming to fruition, c. 1998 to the present – The political and social settings – An Islamising society – Efforts to impose conformity of Islamic belief – Large-scale modernist and traditionalist movements on the defensive – Older cultural styles on the defensive – The protagonists and new totalitarians : smaller Islamist and Dakwahist movements – The remaining opposition : seeking a neutral public space – Part III. The significance – The Islamisation of the Javanese in three contexts – Appendix : Research methodology and case studies.
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Language English.
Note This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
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Subject Islam -- Indonesia -- Java.
Java (Indonesia) -- History.
Java (Indonesia) -- Religion.
Asian history
HISTORY / Asia / Southeast Asia
Islam. (OCoLC)fst00979776
Religion. (OCoLC)fst01093763
Indonesia -- Java. (OCoLC)fst01244461
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Ricklefs, M.C. (Merle Calvin). Islamisation and its opponents in Java. Singapore : NUS Press, 2012 9780824837334 0824837339 (DLC) 2012015451 (OCoLC)793099494
ISBN 9789971696597
9971696312 (print)
9789971696313 (print)
9780824837334 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0824837339 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. NZ1 14831634
CHVBK 556239385
CHNEW 001035476
AU@ 000066532487

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