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Countering utopianism: Alatas and the Muslim resurgence of the 1970s

Saat, Norshahril

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Syed Hussein Alatas (1928-2007) was renowned for his contributions in the field of sociology, but little attention has been paid to his writings on Islam. This paper seeks to examine two of Alatas's works on Islam that were written in the 1970s, Islam dan Sosialisma (1976) and Kitz Dengan Islam (1979). In these works, he countered Utopian tendencies which emanated from the resurgence groups and promoted Islam based on universal principles, values, and reason. His analysis serves as a continuing...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSaat, Norshahril
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:19:37Z
dc.identifier.issn0815-7251
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/71910
dc.description.abstractSyed Hussein Alatas (1928-2007) was renowned for his contributions in the field of sociology, but little attention has been paid to his writings on Islam. This paper seeks to examine two of Alatas's works on Islam that were written in the 1970s, Islam dan Sosialisma (1976) and Kitz Dengan Islam (1979). In these works, he countered Utopian tendencies which emanated from the resurgence groups and promoted Islam based on universal principles, values, and reason. His analysis serves as a continuing critique of the thinking of certain quarters in Malay society today that promote the Islamisation of knowledge, systems, and institutions.
dc.publisherAssociation for the Publication of Indonesian and Malaysian Studies Inc
dc.sourceReview of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs
dc.subjectKeywords: Alatas; Islamic resurgence; Islamisation of knowledge; Malay; Socialism; Utopian mentality
dc.titleCountering utopianism: Alatas and the Muslim resurgence of the 1970s
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume46
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor160603 - Comparative Government and Politics
local.identifier.ariespublicationf5625xPUB2946
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSaat, Norshahril, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage105
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage125
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T09:04:13Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84872729177
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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