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Embodied Faith: Agency and Obedience among Face-veiled University Students in Indonesia

Nisa, Eva


This article analyses the life experiences of face-veiled university students and their involvement in the Salafi Islamic revivalist movement in Indonesia. Studies on Salafi groups in Indonesia have often neglected the face-veiling practices of women, who are the main female constituents of the groups. Focusing on women's adoption of the cadar (face-veil) and their religious transformation, this article demonstrates how veiling shapes women's formation as religious subjects. Drawing on the life...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, The
DOI: 10.1080/14442213.2012.697187


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