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[2017/12/07] ISA Regional Guest Lecture: "Resisting the Establishment of a Cement Factory in Rembang, Central Java: Muslim Counter-Framing Strategies and the Role of Islamic Leaders (​kyai​)"

 

ISA-Einladung

Fuad Faizi (State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta, Indonesia): "Resisting the Establishment of a Cement Factory in Rembang, Central Java: Muslim Counter-Framing Strategies and the Role of Islamic Leaders (kyai)"

Thursday, 7. December 2017, 16.30

ÖAW, Institut für Sozialanthropologie
A-1020 Wien, Hollandstrasse 11-13

 

For the current Indonesian government, economic growth remains a high priority. Therefore, infrastructure development and the exploitation of natural resources (extractive capitalism) belong to its main projects. These policies, however, also generate resistance, such as the resistance of peasants in Rembang, Central Java, against a partly state-owned cement factory which exploits the karst in their areas. The karst exploitation is prone to threaten the farming activities of local people due to water crisis. In dealing with their resistance, the government does not remain silent to support its enterprise (called Semen Indonesia Inc.). The cement factory as well as the government exploit religious doctrines as their framing strategies to influence public support. However, the peasants also respond to this with strategies of counter-framing. It is thus interesting to delineate how religious (Islamic) doctrines are exploited by both the cement factory (the government) and the local peasants, and to examine the roles of local Islamic leaders (kyai) in this conflict.