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Friday, September 20th, 2013
Significance of Memory in Peacebuilding: The Case of Post 1965 Indonesia
Significance of Memory in Peacebuilding: The Case of Post 1965 Indonesia
Perpetual peace is a dream of all of post-authoritarian and/or post-conflict societies. In this regard, high degree of trust, cooperation, and mutual reliance between conflicting parties in the future require their capabilities of reconciling with each other. Therefore, the peace extremely requires...
Friday, September 20th, 2013
Addressing Problems around the Controversial Guantánamo Bay Prison
Addressing Problems around the Controversial Guantánamo Bay Prison
It has become truism to remark that Guantánamo is the Supermax prisons in the United States and also manifest space that reflects many dark site prisons of the 21st century. It is part of the black 11 September’s further impacts. In other words, the prison that located within...
Friday, September 6th, 2013
The Virgin Mary and Its Significance in Interfaith Dialogue
The Virgin Mary and Its Significance in Interfaith Dialogue
The three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, all address the story of Virgin Mary or Siti Maryam. It is told that she was born in a Jewish family, the mother of Jesus or Isa. Uniquely, she is also the only woman whose life is recounted and her name is noticeably mentioned...
Friday, June 7th, 2013
Religious Studies in Malaysia and Indonesia Compared
Religious Studies in Malaysia and Indonesia Compared
There are many similarities between Indonesia and Malaysia as neighboring countries. Both Malaysia and Indonesia have many common characteristics, not only in term of religion but also in term of common frames of reference in political history, and culture. British collonial government...
Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Post-Soeharto Javanese's Conceptions of Disability in Question
Post-Soeharto Javanese's Conceptions of Disability in Question
Cross-breed of traditions exist in Java. They include various traditions related to conception and treatment of disability. There are four concepts of disability in Java, namely traditional Javanese conception, Islamic conception, medical model conception, and social model conception....
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
New Middle Class and New Habitus of Consumerism in Java
New Middle Class and New Habitus of Consumerism in Java
There was veritable explotion of “new” middle class in the early 1980s in Indonesia. This has happened together with educational development, economic growth, and bureaucratic solidification promoted by the New Order regime (Hill 1994; Robinson 1996; Tanter and Young 1990)....
Monday, May 20th, 2013
Comparing and Contrasting Islamic Variation in Indonesia and West Africa
Comparing and Contrasting Islamic Variation in Indonesia and West Africa
It has become truism to remark that Indonesia and West Africa are very far in term of distance. In fact, both are very populous, so they two countries have most largest Muslim population. They are not only have different geography, but also have different history, language and culture....
Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Rethinking Qānūn, Ulama and Local Politics in Contemporary Aceh
Rethinking Qānūn, Ulama and Local Politics in Contemporary Aceh
There has been a veritable discursive explosion on the issuing bylaws (qānūn) to authorize Sharī’ah penalties including lapidation (rajm) by the Aceh parliament. This is surprising for not only Indonesians but also international community. Interestingly, the governor of Aceh did not...
Friday, April 26th, 2013
Religion and the Public Sphere in Indonesia Revisited
Religion and the Public Sphere in Indonesia Revisited
It has become truism to remark that there is veritable explosion on economic, political, and religious issues in Indonesian public sphere. In term of economic, advertisements tremendously fill up public space. The advertisements are every where, in radio, television, bill boards, newspapers,...
Friday, April 19th, 2013
Rethinking Islam and LGBTQ in the Changing Era
Rethinking Islam and LGBTQ in the Changing Era
It has become truism to remark that same-sex marriage is still extremly rejected in Indonesia. This is in contrast to notable transformations in the US, and especially several European countries. Therefore, this issue is very interesting to be discussed. Although there are considerable...