Agency and the Feminist Project in Indonesia

Agency and the Feminist Project in Indonesia Sex Roles (2014) 71:354–355 DOI 10.1007/s11199-014-0411-7 BOOK REVIEW Mobilizing Piety: Islam and Feminism in Indonesia. By Rachel Rinaldo, New York, Oxford University Press, 2013. 254 pp. $27.95 (paperback) ISBN: 978-0-19-994812-3 Valentine M. Moghadam Published online: 30 August 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 In this empirically rich and highly readable ethnography, pornography and the need to enforce public morality), sociologist Rachel Rinaldo shows how Indonesian women poverty and excess labor supply (which has fuelled the activists in four women’sorganizations – which she studied outmigration of millions of Indonesians for work as con- between 2002 and 2010 – negotiate religious norms, gender struction workers, nannies, or domestics, many in the Arab roles, and the influences of globalization. The analytical point sheikhdoms of the Persian Gulf). At the same time, of departure is Muslim women’s agency,and Rinaldo uses Indonesia’s post-Suharto democratization has witnessed qualitative research methods to highlight the similarities and the expansion of civil society, with its many non- differences across the four cases, which are grouped within governmental associations, charities, and professional as- the following types: pious critical agency (two reformist sociations, and political society, in the form of political women’sgroupsthatbelieve in ijtihad, or reinterpretation of parties, with Sex Roles Springer Journals

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