Book Encountering Islam : the politics of religious identities in Southeast Asia / edited by Hui Yew-Foong.
Associated Name: Hui, Yew-Foong.
Associated Name: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
Publication year: 2013.
Call Number BP173.7 .E53 2013
Media class: Book
Publisher: Singapore : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9789814379922 9814379921 9789814379939 981437993X
"This volume is based, partly, on proceedings of an international conference on "Religion in Southeast Asian Politics: Resistance, Negotiation and Transcendence", held on 11-12 December 2008 at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies."--P. [vii].
"This volume seeks to introduce and deepen the understanding of Islam and its role in politics as encountered in different national and transnational contexts in Southeast Asia, eschewing the neo-orientalist approach that has informed public discourse in recent years. In Encountering Islam, the book lingers beyond the summary moment and reflects on the multiple impressions, suppressions and repressions, whether coherent or incoherent, associated with Islam as a socio-political force in public life. To this end, it is not adequate simply to represent the divergent identities associated with Islam in Southeast Asia, whether embedded in state-endorsed orthodoxy or Islamic movements that contest such orthodoxy. It is also important to examine religious minorities in political contexts where Islam is dominant and Muslim communities in national contexts where they are minorities. By situating these religious identities within their larger socio-political contexts, this volume seeks to provide a more holistic understanding of what is encountered as Islam in Southeast Asia."--P. [IV] of cover.
Extent: x, 401 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Part I: Introduction. Introduction : encountering Islam / Hui Yew-Foong -- Part II: Islam across Borders. Religious elites and the state in Indonesia and elsewhere : why takeovers are so difficult and usually don't work / M.C. Ricklefs -- "I was the guest of Allah" : modern hajj memoirs from Southeast Asia / Eric Tagliacozzo -- The Aurad Muhammadiah congregation : modern transnational Sufism in Southeast Asia / Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid -- Part III: Malaysia. Legal-bureaucratic Islam in Malaysia : homogenizing and ring-fencing the Muslim subject / Maznah Mohamad -- The letter of the law and the reckoning of justice among Tamils in Malaysia / Andrew Willford -- Islamization and ethnicity in Sabah Malaysia / Regina Lim -- Part IV: Indonesia. Natsir and Sukarno : their class over nationalism, religion and democracy, 1928-1958 / Audrey Kahin -- Religious freedom in contemporary Indonesia : the case of the Ahmadiyah / Bernhard Platzdasch -- Religion and the politics of morality : Muslim women activists and the pornography debate in Indonesia / Rachel Rinaldo -- Part V: Muslim minorities. Malay Muslims and the Thai-Buddhist state : confrontation, accommodation and disengagement / Ernesto H. Braam -- Identifying with fiction : the art and politics of short story writing by Muslims in the Philippines / Coeli Barry -- Issues on Islam and the Muslims in Singapore post-9/11 : an analysis of the dominant perspective / Nooor Aisha Abdul Rahman.