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Gender, Sexualities and Culture in Asia

Gender and Islam in Indonesian Cinema

Authors: Izharuddin, Alicia

  • Provides the context behind the rise of Islamic popular culture in Indonesia and examines Islam in Indonesia in a globalising worldOffers a substantial review of specialist literature on Indonesian media and gender representation and makes a significant contribution to the still nascent literature on ‘Islamic’ cinema in IndonesiaBroadens the discussion on the status of Muslim women today - an issue that will generate interest beyond Indonesian Studies and Gender StudiesAddresses key issues of censorship, notably in regard to the government’s uneasiness regarding critical representations of Islam, politics, and history

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About this book

This book presents a historical overview of the Indonesian film industry, the relationship between censorship and representation, and the rise of Islamic popular culture. It considers scholarship on gender in Indonesian cinema through the lens of power relations. With key themes such as nationalism, women's rights, polygamy, and terrorism which have preoccupied local filmmakers for decades, Indonesia cinema resonates with the socio-political changes and upheavals in Indonesia’s modern history and projects images of the nation through the debates on gender and Islam. The text also sheds light on broader debates and questions about contemporary Islam and gender construction in contemporary Indonesia. Offering cutting edge accounts of the production of Islamic cinema, this new book considers gendered dimensions of Islamic media creation which further enrich the representations of the 'religious' and the 'Islamic' in the everyday lives of Muslims in South East Asia.

About the authors

Alicia Izharuddin is a Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies at the Faculty of the Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, in Malaysia. She received her PhD in Gender Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK, in 2014 and her research focuses on gender and sexuality in Malaysia and Indonesia from a feminist perspective.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Gender and the Divine Pleasures of the Cinema

    Izharuddin, Alicia

    Pages 1-29

  • Dakwah at the Cinema: Identifying the Generic Parameters of Islamic Films

    Izharuddin, Alicia

    Pages 31-62

  • Visualising Muslim Women and Men: A Longue Durée

    Izharuddin, Alicia

    Pages 63-96

  • Gender, Islam, and the Nation in New Order Islamic Films

    Izharuddin, Alicia

    Pages 97-126

  • Empowered Muslim Femininities? Representations of Women in Post-New Order Film Islami

    Izharuddin, Alicia

    Pages 127-153

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eBook $79.99
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-2173-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-981-10-2172-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender and Islam in Indonesian Cinema
Authors
Series Title
Gender, Sexualities and Culture in Asia
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-2173-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-2173-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-2172-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 207
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 illustrations in colour
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