Gender and Islam in Indonesian Cinema by Alicia Izharuddin

By Alicia Izharuddin

This booklet provides a ancient evaluate of the Indonesian film undefined, the connection among censorship and illustration, and the increase of ladies filmmakers within the post-New Order interval. It considers scholarship on gender in Indonesian cinema during the lens of energy relatives. interpreting key issues comparable to nationalism, women's rights, polygamy, and terrorism that have preoccupied neighborhood filmmakers for many years, it resonates with the socio-political alterations and upheavals in Indonesia’s smooth background and tasks photos of the state in the course of the debates on gender and Islam. The textual content additionally sheds mild on broader debates and questions on modern Islam and gender building in modern Indonesia. supplying innovative bills of using Islamic cinema and mass media, this new e-book considers gendered dimensions of Islamic media utilization which additional enhance the representations of the 'religious' and the 'Islamic' within the daily lives of Muslims in South East Asia.

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OUTLINE OF CHAPTERS This introductory chapter began with a discussion about the need to study representations of gender in Indonesian Islamic cinema in its social and historical contexts. There has been, to this date, minimal but increasing research on this subject. And while there have been a few studies reviewing the history of religious representations in Indonesian cinema (Sasono 2013a, b), very few focus on the gendered dimension of such representations (Paramaditha 2010; Hoesterey and Clark 2012).

Due to the various barriers to interviewing elites, studies have recommended that researchers draw on their institutional affiliations, use personal connections where possible, and obtain the endorsement of a project’s sponsor that can ensure cooperation from the interviewee (Ostrander 1993: 9). In any study with elites there is a kind of understanding of wealth and power in society and in this particular case, the Indonesian cultural elite have substantial power in the development of public opinion and intellectual discourse.

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