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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 japanese occupation and Revolution to the chaotic democracy of the Sukarno period, the Soeharto regime's aspirant totalitarianism and the democratic period since -- the society has changed profundly to become an extraordinary example of the rising religiosity that marks the modern age. Islamisation and Its Opponents in Java draws on a formidable body of sources, including interviews, archival documents and a vast range of published material, to situate the Javanese religious experience from the 1930s to the present day in its local political, social, cultural and religious settings. The concluding part of the author’s monumental three-volume series assessing more than six centuries of the on-going Islamisation of the Javanese, the study has considerable relevance for much wider contexts. Beliefs, or disbeliefs, about the supernatural are important in all societies, and the final section of the book, which considers the significance of Java’s religious history in global contexts, shows how it exemplifies a profound contest of values in the universal human search for a better life.

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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. List of Tables
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  1. List of Maps
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. List of Abbreviations
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  1. Preface
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  1. Transcription and Orthography
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  1. PART I. THE TROUBLED PATH TO DEEPER ISLAMISATION, TO C. 1998
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  1. 1. Islamisation in Java to c. 1930
  2. pp. 3-20
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  1. 2. Under colonial rule: Javanese society and Islam in the 1930s
  2. pp. 21-58
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  1. 3. War and Revolution, 1942–9: The hardening of boundaries
  2. pp. 59-79
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  1. 4. The first freedom experiment: Aliran politics and Communist opposition to Islamisation, 1950–66
  2. pp. 80-115
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  1. 5. The totalitarian experiment (I): Kebatinan, Christian and government competition and the end of aliran politics, 1966–80s
  2. pp. 116-203
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  1. 6. The totalitarian experiment (II): Grass-roots Islamisation and advancing Islamism, c. 1980s–98
  2. pp. 204-256
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  1. PART II. COMING TO FRUITION, c. 1998 to the present
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  1. 7. The political and social settings
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  1. 8. An Islamising society
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  1. 9. Efforts to impose conformity of Islamic belief
  2. pp. 318-340
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  1. 10. Large-scale Modernist and Traditionalist movements on the defensive
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  1. 11. Older cultural styles on the defensive
  2. pp. 371-407
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  1. 12. The protagonists and new totalitarians: Smaller Islamist and Dakwahist movements
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  1. 13. The remaining opposition: Seeking a neutral public space
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  1. PART III. THE SIGNIFICANCE
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  1. 14. The Islamisation of the Javanese in three contexts
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  1. Appendix: Research methodology and case studies
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  1. Glossary
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  1. Key analytical terms
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Maps
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789971696597
Related ISBN
9789971696313
MARC Record
OCLC
830023217
Pages
560
Launched on MUSE
2012-11-16
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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