Preaching Islam: politics, performers and publics in Indonesia.

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Oratory draws large scale participation in Indonesian Islam. It brings masses of Muslims into politicised settings reflecting the volatility of post-Soeharto Indonesia. By accompanying high profile preachers as they give orations, this project aims to discover how Islamic constituencies use oratory to implement political agendas. It will do this in settings critical to Indonesia s stability; rural religious schools, the urban poor, and army barracks. Through analysing orations, the research will gain an impression of relations between the Islamic constituencies and the state. By examining the motives and participation of those involved in staging them, it will establish how preaching benefits political interests.
Effective start/end date7/04/0731/12/12


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD22,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD231,090.00