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Female circumcision: Muslim identities and zero tolerance policies in rural West Java
Synopsis In the current parlance of the United Nations, female circumcision is often referred to as female genital mutilation (FGM), an act of harm or violence instigated against women's sexuality.Expand
Under the Banner of Islam: Mobilising Religious Identities in West Java
Although it is usually claimed that 90% of Indonesians are Muslims, many scholars have characterised Indonesian Islam as ‘not really’ Islam but as only nominally or syncretically so. This paperExpand
The Deployment of the Prosperous Family: Family Planning in West Java
In Indonesia, Keluarga Sejahtera or "the Prosperous Family" is a slogan for a number of government development programs which were implemented under the Soeharto regime. The centrepiece of KeluargaExpand
Syncretism and the Politics of the Tingkeban in West Java
For the rural Sundanese of West Java who identify with Nahdatul Ulama Islam, the tingkeban is considered a mandatory ritual to be conducted for a woman who is seven months pregnant. However, likeExpand
Imagining nationhood: narratives of belonging and the question of a Christian state in Fiji
The idea that Fiji should be a Christian state resurfaces periodically. In 2012, it has appeared in a number of submissions to the Constitution Committee from the Methodist Church and a politicalExpand
Religion and politics: the Christian churches and the 2006 coup in Fiji
On 5 December 2006, Commodore Bainimarama led a successful military coup against a Qarase government that had been strongly supported by the Assembly of Christian Churches of Fiji (ACCF), an umbrellaExpand
New Methodism and Old: Churches, Police and State in Fiji, 2008–09
Abstract Although Methodism has remained the dominant form of Christianity in Fiji, Methodist beliefs have been contested by a proliferation of Pentecostal/evangelical churches, but never moreExpand
Turning the Spirits into Witchcraft: Pentecostalism in Fijian Villages1
Since Independence in 1970, Pentecostal churches have undergone unprecedented growth in Fiji. They claim to revive and purify Christianity and openly demonise many traditional ideas and practicesExpand