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Improvisational Islam: Indonesian Youth in a Time of Possibility

Nur Amali Ibrahim


This book examines novel ways of being Muslim, where religious dispositions are achieved through techniques that have little or no precedent in classical Islamic texts or concepts. At the center of the book are rival groups of Indonesian student activists in Indonesia who are behaving in similarly experimental ways. Progressive Muslim activists are reading humanistic and social scientific books and engaging in satire to formulate an inclusive understanding of the religion, while conservative Islamists are using Western techniques of accounting and self-help to develop religious puritanism. The ... More

Keywords: Islam, Liberalism, Democracy, Youth, Indonesia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501727856
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501727856.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nur Amali Ibrahim, author
Indiana University