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Mobilizing Piety: Islam and Feminism in Indonesia

Rachel Rinaldo


In the post 9/11 world, Islam and feminism are widely viewed as incompatible. Sociologist Rachel Rinaldo’s ethnography of Muslim and secular women activists in Jakarta, Indonesia highlights the diverse ways they engage with Islam and feminism and use them in their activism and their daily lives. Mobilizing Piety compares different forms of women’s activism in a globalizing metropolis. Examining a feminist NGO, Muslim women’s organizations, and women in a Muslim political party, Rinaldo demonstrates that the Islamic revival and democratization in Indonesia are helping to shape new kinds of agen ... More

Keywords: Sociology, Feminism, Islam, Indonesia, Globalization, Gender, Women, Religion, Public Sphere, Agency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199948109
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948109.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rachel Rinaldo, author
University of Virginia