Towards a religiously hybrid identity? the changing face of Javanese Islam

Hilmy, Masdar (2018) Towards a religiously hybrid identity? the changing face of Javanese Islam. Journal of Indonesian Islam, 12 (1). pp. 45-68. ISSN 1978-6301; E-ISSN: 2355-6994

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This article seeks to revisit the discussion of Javanese Islam from an alternative point of view. It argues that the presentation of Javanese Islam in the previous studies is no longer adequate to accommodate the most current transformation ofJavanese Islam. The identity of Javanese Islam can neither be seen from syncretic point of view nor normative perspectiveper se, since the identity of Javanese Islam has transformed itself into something different from the past. Becoming an abanganor santriin the post-Geertz era, represents the making of a religiously hybrid identity. In the context of Geertz, to become an abanganmeans he/she cannot become a santriat once. At that time, a pure and puritan abangan, was hardly a practicing Muslim, but nominal Muslim. Becoming a santri, on the other hand, had to be done by disentangling any type of identity in kejawensense. Javanese Islam has to do with whatever-you-like mentality that forms a hybrid identity among the Javanese Muslims

Item Type: Article
Hilmy, Masdar
Uncontrolled Keywords: Javanese Islam; kejawen/abangan; santri; hybrid identity
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220402 Comparative Religious Studies
Divisions: Karya Ilmiah > Artikel
Depositing User: Samidah Nurmayuni
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2021 11:56
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2021 11:56

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