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Indonesians and Their Arab World: Guided Mobility among Labor Migrants and Mecca Pilgrims

Mirjam Lücking


This book explores the ways that contemporary Indonesians understand their relationship to the Arab world. Despite being home to the largest Muslim population in the world, Indonesia exists on the periphery of an Islamic world centered around the Arabian Peninsula. The book approaches the problem of interpreting the current conservative turn in Indonesian Islam by considering the ways by which personal relationships, public discourse, and matters of religious self-understanding guide two groups of Indonesians who actually travel to the Arabian Peninsula — labor migrants and Mecca pilgrims — in ... More

Keywords: contemporary Indonesians, Arab world, Muslim population, Indonesia, Islamic world, Indonesian Islam, Arabian Peninsula, labor migrants, Mecca pilgrims, Indonesian Islamic traditions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501753114
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501753114.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mirjam Lücking, author
Hebrew University of Jerusalem