The Linguistic Landscape of Mosques in Indonesia: Materiality and Identity Representation

Yusuf, Kamal and Putrie, Yulia Eka (2022) The Linguistic Landscape of Mosques in Indonesia: Materiality and Identity Representation. International Journal of Society, Culture & Language, 10 (3). ISSN 2329-2210

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During its development, mosques in Indonesia have become a potential place with friction and conflict over the struggle for identity and the infiltration of various Islamic ideologies. This article explores the linguistic landscape in connection to the use of architectural materials in community mosques in Malang, Indonesia. The community mosques of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Non-NU were selected to see their strategies in contesting their identities representation. The research findings demonstrate that the materiality in the mosques indicates an attempt to designate the identity of each subculture group. The use of languages displayed in the mosques also delineates each community mosque’s efforts to maintain their identity representation from attempts to confiscate the mosque by a particular group or ideology. This study points out that in Indonesia, materiality and linguistic landscape in religious sites (mosques) need to be considered as an effort to anticipate the sociopolitical dynamics that develop in the society

Item Type: Article
Yusuf, Kamal
Putrie, Yulia Eka
Uncontrolled Keywords: identity representation; linguistic landscape; Materiality; Mosque management; Religiouscape
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics) > 20040599 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics) not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Bahasa dan Sastra Arab
Depositing User: Kamal Yusuf
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2023 20:40
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2023 20:40

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