Popular Culture and Identity Politics

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Abstract

This chapter contends that an in-depth investigation into identity politics in popular culture is a critical component to studying the social life of this world’s fourth most populated nation. It shows how elite national politics and everyday cultural practices and contestations are mutually constitutive in complex and indirect ways, with a focus on identity politics in contemporary Indonesia as manifest in popular cultures.

For too long the study of Indonesia has been narrowly focused on its political and economic institutions and elite, at the expense of other issues of concern experienced by the majority of its citizens. Even when culture is taken seriously, academic studies of Indonesia tend to concentrate their inquiry around three types: the so-called “traditional,” “ethnic,” or “folk” cultures, the state-sanctioned official version of national culture, or the avant-garde or “high” cultures of the nation’s intelligentsia. The everyday life is understudied.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Contemporary Indonesia
EditorsRobert W. Hefner
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon UK
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter29
Pages357-368
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781315628837
ISBN (Print)9781138644427
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • popular culture, identity politics, Islam

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Heryanto, A. (2018). Popular Culture and Identity Politics. In R. W. Hefner (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Indonesia (pp. 357-368). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315628837
Heryanto, Ariel. / Popular Culture and Identity Politics. Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Indonesia. editor / Robert W. Hefner. Abingdon Oxon UK : Routledge, 2018. pp. 357-368
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