Islamisation and its opponents in Java a political, social, cultural and religious history, c. 1930 to the present

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 j...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Ricklefs, M. C.
Format: eBook
Published: Singapore NUS Press ©2012, 2012
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • 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