Revitalisation Movements in Contemporary Indonesia: Nativist Reworkings of Custom and Religion in Reaction to Decentralisation, Islamisation and Globalisation

  • Reuter, Thomas (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Acciaioli, Gregory (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Revitalisation movements have been proliferating in Reform Era Indonesia. This study will investigate how such movements construct and enact a critique of modernity through their discursive transformations of religion and custom (adat) and their political confrontations with agents of the State and global Capital. We use a participant-observation methodology informed by practice theory to analyse these movements' internal dynamics, and view their external contextualisation as reactions to national politics, interventions by national organisations such as Indigenous Peoples' Alliance and Hindu Council, the lures and constraints imposed by globalisation, and the threats to local identity posed by increasing Islamisation.
Effective start/end date2/01/0831/12/10


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$201,545.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$216,038.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$43,962.00
  • Monash University