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By R. Lukens-Bull

In response to wide ethnographic study, this ebook examines how the Islamic neighborhood in Java, Indonesia, is actively negotiating either modernity and culture within the contexts of nation-building, globalization, and a intended conflict of civilizations. The pesantren group, so-called since it is founded round an instructional establishment referred to as the pesantren, makes use of schooling as a significant enviornment for facing globalization and the development and upkeep of an Indonesian Islamic id. even though, the community's efforts to combat with those concerns expand past schooling into the general public sphere ordinarily and particularly within the quarter of management and politics. The case fabric is used to appreciate Muslim concepts and responses to civilizational touch and clash. students, trained readers, and complex undergraduates attracted to Islam, spiritual schooling, the development of spiritual identification within the context of nationwide politics, and globalization will locate this paintings valuable.

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Although centered in East Java, this educational movement has established pesantren throughout the archipelago. The pesantren selected for research were those that are engaged in the ongoing process of defining and redefining pesantren education. Extended ethnographic research was conducted in three pesantren: An Nur in the Kabupaten (Regency) of Malang, Tebu Ireng in Jombang, and Al-Hikam in the city of Malang. Shorter visits were paid to other pesantren, the data from which I draw on as needed.

Mosque Graveyard Student Affairs Office The kyai’s house Small store and Bank Rakyat Indonesia Overnight guest room Security office Staff dining room Stage (with TV) MAK dormitory General bathing room The former house of Kyai Wahid Skills center 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 2 Grounds of Tebu Ireng Clearly, however, some of the space (bank, kitchen, library, store) is profane. It is the inclusion of profane spaces into the sacred geography that provides a model for Muslim living.

His descendants continue to play an important role in both NU and the nation. His grandson Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur), the former President of Indonesia and former general chairman of NU, have played and continue to play important roles in the Indonesian public sphere. 1). The students are all male, but Tebu Ireng is part of a complex of family pesantren that includes pesantren for female students. Tebu Ireng gives a slight emphasis to secular education over traditional pesantren education. Tebu Ireng has a rich history that is intertwined with that of the Republic of Indonesia.

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