Salafism and the State: Islamic Activism and National Identity in Contemporary Indonesia

Hardback: $85.00
ISBN-13: 9788776943042
Published: May 2021

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240 pages | 7 b&w illustrations, 1 map
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  • About the Book
  • About the Author(s)
    • Chris Chaplin, Author

      Chris Chaplin is a political anthropologist who has done extensive research on Islamic activism, social movements, and postcolonial citizenship in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. He has published extensively on these topics in international academic journals and scholarly volumes.
  • Reviews and Endorsements
    • Chaplin’s book presents a superb study of Indonesian Salafism. Rich in narrative detail, acutely observed, theoretically engaged and elegantly written, this is a deeply informative work on an increasingly influential movement within Indonesian Islam.
      —Greg Fealy, Australian National University
    • [A] carefully argued and sophisticated analysis of Salafism in Indonesia … . Relevant well beyond the Indonesian context, this book is an important contribution to the study of Islam. It will be widely read.
      —David Kloos, KITLV
    • Dr Chaplin fills a major gap in our understanding of how non-violent conservative Islamist movements make use of democratic space to expand their social and political influence. Highly readable, the book makes the beliefs and worldviews of Indonesian Salafis accessible through engaging profiles of individual activists.
      —Sidney Jones, Director, Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), Jakarta