Gender and Power in Indonesian Islam
||Smith, Bianca J.|
|Series title:||ASAA Women in Asia Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $160.00|
| Book Description: |
The traditional Islamic boarding schools known as pesantren are crucial centres of Muslim learning and culture within Indonesia, but their cultural significance has been underexplored. This book is the first to explore understandings of gender and Islam in pesantren and Sufi orders in Indonesia. By considering these distinct but related Muslim gender cultures in Java, Lombok and Aceh, the book examines the broader function of pesantren as a force for both redefining existing modes...