Glocalisation and sub-national Islams in Indonesia: neo-traditionalism, local Islam and the commemoration of regional Islamic legacies.

  • Barton, Greg (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Millie, Julian (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Moriyama, Mikihiro (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

In Indonesia, as across the Muslim world, there are signs of a resurgence of a locally-rooted traditionalist, or neo-traditionalist Islam, in response to decades of advance by a globalising Salafism that champions an austere, singular, universal, and occasionally militant, understanding of Islam. In order to better understand this process of glocalisation this study investigates how regional loyalty takes shape in religious behaviour by examining the commemoration of iconic pre-independence religious leaders in West and East Java. Understanding this is key to understanding the character and dynamics of local Islam and evaluating its prospects, including its social and political influence.
Effective start/end date30/06/1031/10/16


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$177,504.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$2,748.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$2,748.00