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Nur Amali Ibrahim

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781501727856

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501727856.001.0001

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Accounting for the Soul

Accounting for the Soul

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(p.75) 3 Accounting for the Soul
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Improvisational Islam
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Nur Amali Ibrahim

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501727856.003.0005

This chapter focuses on the religious socialization among conservative Islamists in the post-Suharto era. Islamists want to groom ultra-orthodox believers who are punctilious about ritual performances—persons seemingly different from the secular liberal subject. Yet, Islamists utilize accounting and auditing technologies from the business world because they find them useful for creating the self-governing believer. Although Islamists have at times rejected democracy, there are democratic impulses in their religious improvisation. By forming devout and auditable subjects, Islamists hope to lay the foundation for the creation of a transparent, corruption-free, and pious nation before God.

Keywords:   Islamists, Accounting, Auditing, Corruption, Transparency, Self-study

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