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Ethical Pleasure, Visual Dzikir , and Artistic Subjectivity in Contemporary Indonesia

George, Kenneth


Drawing from a long-term ethnographic collaboration with Indonesian painter A. D. Pirous, this article examines the mingling of art and religion for what it may tell us about subjectivity and the senses in a predominantly Muslim public culture. Recent statements describe subjectivity as the site of a social actor's sensibility, reflexivity, and judgment and as an annex to prevailing social, cultural, and ideological circumstances. Following some brief reflections about artistic and religious...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief
DOI: 10.2752/175183408x328299


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