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

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by Chris Chaplin

Focusing on the nexus between religion, the nation, citizenship and political identity, this first comprehensive ethnographic study of the Salafi Islamic movement in Indonesia explores the role of Islamic activism amongst Indonesian youth and how it has transformed the country’s religious and political discourse. 

Chris Chaplin is a political anthropologist who has done extensive research on Islamic activism, social movements, and postcolonial citizenship in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

Publication year: 2021
226 pp / 229mm x 152mm
7 b/w images
ISBN: 978-87-7694-305-9, Paperback
ISBN: 978-87-7694-304-2, Hardback

NIAS Press