Islam in Contention: Rethinking Islam and State in Indonesia ed. by Ota Atsushi, Okamoto Masaaki, and Ahmad Suaedy (review)

Islam in Contention: Rethinking Islam and State in Indonesia ed. by Ota Atsushi, Okamoto Masaaki,... Islam in Contention: Rethinking Islam and State in Indonesia. Edited by Ota Atsushi, Okamoto Masaaki, and Ahmad Suaedy. Jakarta: Wahid Institute; Kyoto: Kyoto University Center for Southeast Asian Studies; Taipei: Academia Sinica Center for Asia­Pacific Area Studies. 2010. 468 pp. Iqra Anugrah Islam in Contention covers recent developments concerning Islam in Indonesia's political processes, with a particular focus on state­Islam relations, the strategies Islamic groups pursue to gain political influence, and how such dynamics shape the discourse about the proper role of Islam in Indonesian society. In the introduction, the three editors state that the primary aim of the book is to "reveal the dynamism and diversity of the current thoughts and movements surrounding Indonesian Islam," (p. 12) rather than to provide a comprehensive theoretical monograph of Islam and politics in Indonesia. The book also tries to bridge the gap between activists and scholars, and, consequently, the editors have included the works of members of non-governmental organizations as well as academics in this volume. The first part of the book, "Islam and Social Justice," juxtaposes normative and empirical approaches to state­Islam relations. In the first essay, Masdar F Mas'udi discusses the compatibility between Islam and modern societal institutions, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Indonesia Southeast Asia Program [Cornell University]

Islam in Contention: Rethinking Islam and State in Indonesia ed. by Ota Atsushi, Okamoto Masaaki, and Ahmad Suaedy (review)

Indonesia, Volume 95 (1) – Jun 6, 2013

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Islam in Contention: Rethinking Islam and State in Indonesia. Edited by Ota Atsushi, Okamoto Masaaki, and Ahmad Suaedy. Jakarta: Wahid Institute; Kyoto: Kyoto University Center for Southeast Asian Studies; Taipei: Academia Sinica Center for Asia­Pacific Area Studies. 2010. 468 pp. Iqra Anugrah Islam in Contention covers recent developments concerning Islam in Indonesia's political processes, with a particular focus on state­Islam relations, the strategies Islamic groups pursue to gain political influence, and how such dynamics shape the discourse about the proper role of Islam in Indonesian society. In the introduction, the three editors state that the primary aim of the book is to "reveal the dynamism and diversity of the current thoughts and movements surrounding Indonesian Islam," (p. 12) rather than to provide a comprehensive theoretical monograph of Islam and politics in Indonesia. The book also tries to bridge the gap between activists and scholars, and, consequently, the editors have included the works of members of non-governmental organizations as well as academics in this volume. The first part of the book, "Islam and Social Justice," juxtaposes normative and empirical approaches to state­Islam relations. In the first essay, Masdar F Mas'udi discusses the compatibility between Islam and modern societal institutions,

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