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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...
Friday, April 12th, 2013
The Sufi Psalms of David: Inter-Religious Polemic or Internal Critique
The Sufi Psalms of David: Inter-Religious Polemic or Internal Critique
There are notable Muslim compositions contains God’s exhortations to David. These compositions numerously in form of manuscripts considered as the ‘Psalms of David,’ they do not contain the Biblical Psalms. Based on a survey to five manuscripts, it is concluded that they...
Monday, April 8th, 2013
Republicanism as A Religion: Imperialist Iconography in French Indochina
Republicanism as A Religion: Imperialist Iconography in French Indochina
It has become truism to remark that works of Christian missonary oftentimes collaborate with colonialism. However, that is not the case for French colonial empire from 1871 to 1940 in Indochina, which excessively characterized by anti-clerical republicanism. In fact, the Third Republic used...
Monday, April 1st, 2013
Islamic Psychology and Integration of Science
Islamic Psychology and Integration of Science
There are considerable criticisms from Muslim intellectuals to modern psychology due to its Cartesian-Newtonian character and science cooptation to it. This strengthen Islamic psychology to be an alternative paradigm. Historically, it is highly emphasized that Islamic Psychology experienced...
Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Imagining Diversity in Yogyakarta
Imagining Diversity in Yogyakarta
It has become truism to remark that historic events significantly frame people imagination. In this regard, regional existence both socially and historically constructed through imagination of their citizens. For instance, inclusivity of Yogyakarta is a construction of of long historical periods...