Gender, Islam and Sexuality in Contemporary Indonesia

Engaging Indonesia

Monika Arnez/Melani Budianta

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Erscheint am: 12.07.2023

Brings together scholars from Indonesia and beyond to explore the local-global interactionsAnalyzes gender, Islam, and sexuality in a wide range of cultural expressionsAddresses sexual violence in the context of collective normsIs an Open Access book

This Open Access volume explores the local-global interactions between gender, Islam and sexuality in Indonesia, the country with the world's largest Muslim population. The authors offer a fresh look at the tensions between the local and the global through a wide range of cultural expressions and productions, including fashion, Islamic dating, popular literature, and videos on YouTube. The book is grouped around three core themes: halal lifestyle, desire and shame, and sexuality, violence and cultural taboos. In the first, the authors bring new insights into how local expressions of Islam, gender and sexuality are negotiated in an increasingly globalised world. They explore forms of a halal lifestyle that include fashion, cosmetics, and an Islamic dating app. The contributions on the second theme, which deal with popular literature, illuminate the realm of emotional worlds, torn between desire and shame. It reveals how different discourses about gender roles and mobility in culturally diverse regions such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, the US, and Indonesia reinforce protagonists` exclusion and precariousness. The third section unpacks how cultural taboos, such as speaking openly about rape, abuse and torture, are handled in Indonesia, speaking to the Indonesian version of the #MeToo movement. This volume is a useful resource for postgraduate students, lecturers and researchers with an interest in gender studies, cultural studies, and literary studies, particularly in Asian and Islamic country contexts. This book will be of great value to scholars and observers of Indonesia's changing social landscape. The chapters provide insight both into causes of changes within the socio-political sphere -- such as new laws criminalising forms of sexuality -- and into understanding the impact such conservative changes have on a range of people. The volume is a must-read for anyone wanting to get up to speed on changes in Indonesias gender, sexuality and Islamic landscape. - Professor Sharyn Graham Davies, Director of the Herb Feith Indonesia Engagement Centre, Monash University, Australia A showcase of excellent research, this book is of appeal to Indonesian studies scholars, and to readers in the field of Asian cultural studies. It is also of relevance to the field of Asian gender and sexuality studies, and to scholars in Islamic studies. - Professor Pamela Nilan, University of Newcastle, Australia"The articles in this anthology discuss and analyse a wide range of gender and sexuality issues in an Indonesia that lives with the "regulatory zeal" of conservative Islamists. Significantly, however, various agencies are also considered, as well as the creative resistance of regulated people and communities. This book should definitely be on the reading list for the study of Indonesian gender and sexuality." - Dr Dede Oetomo, Founder and Trustee of GAYa NUSANTARA Foundation

Dr. Melani Budianta is a lecturer at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Indonesia. Her research interests tie in with gender and postcolonial studies, comparative literature, and cultural studies. She received her doctorate from Cornell University in 1992. She is an active member of the international journal Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Routledge, the editorial board on anthology at the Project of American Literature in Asia (PALA), and she holds a position as fellow at Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives (ARENA). Several of her research articles have been included in international publications. Two cases in point are Hijacking Shakespeare; The three faces of Indonesian Julius Caesars, published in Shakespeares Asian Journeys - Critical Encounters, Cultural Geographies, and the Politics of Travel, edited by Bi-qi Beatrice Lei, Judy Celine Ick, amd Poonam Trivedi (2016) and The Dragon Dance: Shifting Meaning of Chineseness in in Indonesia in Self and Subject in Motion - Southeast Asian Pacific Cosmopolitans (2007), edited by Kathryn Robinson. Her most recently released article is Smart Kampung: Doing Cultural Studies in the Global South (2019), published in the journal Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies.Dr Monika Arnez is an associate professor for Social and Cultural Anthropology and Excellent Researcher in the Sinophone Borderlands project at Palacký University, Czech Republic. She participated in the Horizon 2020 projects Competing Regional Integrations in Southeast Asia (CRISEA; 2017-2021) and Integration in Southeast Asia: Trajectories of Inclusion, Dynamics of Exclusion (SEATIDE, 2012-2016). Among her publications are her co-edited books Traditions Redirecting Contemporary Indonesian Cultural Productions (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017; together with Jan van der Putten, Arndt Graf and Edwin Wieringa), and The Role of Religions in the European Perception of Insular and Mainland Southeast Asia: Travel Accounts of the 16th to the 21st Century (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016; together with Jürgen Sarnowsky). On the topic of gender and Islam she published Dimensions of Morality: The transnational Writers Collective. Bijdragen tot de Taal- Land- en Volkenkunde 172(4): 449-478, together with Eva Nisa, and A Dialogue with God? Islam and lesbian relationships in two Post-Suharto narratives, in: Susanne Schröter (ed), Gender and Islam in Southeast Asia. Womens Rights Movements, Religious Resurgence and Local Traditions. (Leiden: Brill), p. 73-94; Empowering women through Islam: Fatayat NU between tradition and change. Journal of Islamic Studies 21 (1): 59-88, as a single author.

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Autor Monika Arnez/Melani Budianta
Verlag Springer Verlag GmbH
ISBN 9789819956616
ISBN/EAN 9789819956616
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Erscheinungsdatum 12.07.2023
Lieferbarkeitsdatum 18.04.2024
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Seitenzahl xvii, 219 S., 1 s/w Illustr., 6 farbige Illustr., 219 p. 7 illus., 6 illus. in color.

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Verlag Springer Verlag GmbH
ISBN 9789819956616
Erscheinungsdatum 12.07.2023
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Brings together scholars from Indonesia and beyond to explore the local-global interactionsAnalyzes gender, Islam, and sexuality in a wide range of cultural expressionsAddresses sexual violence in the context of collective normsIs an Open Access book

This Open Access volume explores the local-global interactions between gender, Islam and sexuality in Indonesia, the country with the world's largest Muslim population. The authors offer a fresh look at the tensions between the local and the global through a wide range of cultural expressions and productions, including fashion, Islamic dating, popular literature, and videos on YouTube. The book is grouped around three core themes: halal lifestyle, desire and shame, and sexuality, violence and cultural taboos. In the first, the authors bring new insights into how local expressions of Islam, gender and sexuality are negotiated in an increasingly globalised world. They explore forms of a halal lifestyle that include fashion, cosmetics, and an Islamic dating app. The contributions on the second theme, which deal with popular literature, illuminate the realm of emotional worlds, torn between desire and shame. It reveals how different discourses about gender roles and mobility in culturally diverse regions such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, the US, and Indonesia reinforce protagonists` exclusion and precariousness. The third section unpacks how cultural taboos, such as speaking openly about rape, abuse and torture, are handled in Indonesia, speaking to the Indonesian version of the #MeToo movement. This volume is a useful resource for postgraduate students, lecturers and researchers with an interest in gender studies, cultural studies, and literary studies, particularly in Asian and Islamic country contexts. This book will be of great value to scholars and observers of Indonesia's changing social landscape. The chapters provide insight both into causes of changes within the socio-political sphere -- such as new laws criminalising forms of sexuality -- and into understanding the impact such conservative changes have on a range of people. The volume is a must-read for anyone wanting to get up to speed on changes in Indonesias gender, sexuality and Islamic landscape. - Professor Sharyn Graham Davies, Director of the Herb Feith Indonesia Engagement Centre, Monash University, Australia A showcase of excellent research, this book is of appeal to Indonesian studies scholars, and to readers in the field of Asian cultural studies. It is also of relevance to the field of Asian gender and sexuality studies, and to scholars in Islamic studies. - Professor Pamela Nilan, University of Newcastle, Australia"The articles in this anthology discuss and analyse a wide range of gender and sexuality issues in an Indonesia that lives with the "regulatory zeal" of conservative Islamists. Significantly, however, various agencies are also considered, as well as the creative resistance of regulated people and communities. This book should definitely be on the reading list for the study of Indonesian gender and sexuality." - Dr Dede Oetomo, Founder and Trustee of GAYa NUSANTARA Foundation

Dr. Melani Budianta is a lecturer at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Indonesia. Her research interests tie in with gender and postcolonial studies, comparative literature, and cultural studies. She received her doctorate from Cornell University in 1992. She is an active member of the international journal Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Routledge, the editorial board on anthology at the Project of American Literature in Asia (PALA), and she holds a position as fellow at Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives (ARENA). Several of her research articles have been included in international publications. Two cases in point are Hijacking Shakespeare; The three faces of Indonesian Julius Caesars, published in Shakespeares Asian Journeys - Critical Encounters, Cultural Geographies, and the Politics of Travel, edited by Bi-qi Beatrice Lei, Judy Celine Ick, amd Poonam Trivedi (2016) and The Dragon Dance: Shifting Meaning of Chineseness in in Indonesia in Self and Subject in Motion - Southeast Asian Pacific Cosmopolitans (2007), edited by Kathryn Robinson. Her most recently released article is Smart Kampung: Doing Cultural Studies in the Global South (2019), published in the journal Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies.Dr Monika Arnez is an associate professor for Social and Cultural Anthropology and Excellent Researcher in the Sinophone Borderlands project at Palacký University, Czech Republic. She participated in the Horizon 2020 projects Competing Regional Integrations in Southeast Asia (CRISEA; 2017-2021) and Integration in Southeast Asia: Trajectories of Inclusion, Dynamics of Exclusion (SEATIDE, 2012-2016). Among her publications are her co-edited books Traditions Redirecting Contemporary Indonesian Cultural Productions (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017; together with Jan van der Putten, Arndt Graf and Edwin Wieringa), and The Role of Religions in the European Perception of Insular and Mainland Southeast Asia: Travel Accounts of the 16th to the 21st Century (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016; together with Jürgen Sarnowsky). On the topic of gender and Islam she published Dimensions of Morality: The transnational Writers Collective. Bijdragen tot de Taal- Land- en Volkenkunde 172(4): 449-478, together with Eva Nisa, and A Dialogue with God? Islam and lesbian relationships in two Post-Suharto narratives, in: Susanne Schröter (ed), Gender and Islam in Southeast Asia. Womens Rights Movements, Religious Resurgence and Local Traditions. (Leiden: Brill), p. 73-94; Empowering women through Islam: Fatayat NU between tradition and change. Journal of Islamic Studies 21 (1): 59-88, as a single author.

 

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