Skip navigation
Skip navigation

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

Nisa, Eva

Description

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]

dc.contributor.authorNisa, Eva
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:27:08Z
dc.identifier.issn1444-2213
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/68082
dc.description.abstractThis 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 experiences of young women in several groups, this article shows that fulfilling religious obligation is the women's main priority. Their life experiences and the process of negotiating wearing the cadar reveal their struggle to reconstruct their religious identity and their capacity for exercising a specific type of religious agency.
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceAsia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, The
dc.subjectKeywords: Agency; Cadar; Indonesia; Salafi; Women
dc.titleEmbodied Faith: Agency and Obedience among Face-veiled University Students in Indonesia
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume13
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor210313 - Pacific History (excl. New Zealand and Maori)
local.identifier.ariespublicationf5625xPUB1613
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationNisa, Eva, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage366
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage381
local.identifier.doi10.1080/14442213.2012.697187
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T08:48:53Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84864710977
local.identifier.thomsonID000305779000007
CollectionsANU Research Publications

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Nisa_Embodied_Faith:_Agency_and_2012.pdf240.18 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator