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Mosques and Imams


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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • A Note on Non-English Words
  • Introduction
  • 1. Lebe and Sultan: Serving the Mosque and Sustaining Royal Authority
  • 2. Mediating Religious and Cultural Disputes: Imam Desa and Conflict Resolution in Rural Indonesia
  • 3. Shariaisation, Wedding Rituals and the Role of Imams in South Sulawesi
  • 4. A Bugis Imam Masjid: An Authoritative Voice in a Changing World
  • 5. The Reproduction of Imams and Their Changing Roles within the Contemporary Muslim Community in Wajo, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
  • 6. Negotiating a Space in the Mosque: Women Claiming Religious Authority
  • 7. Mosques and their Communities in Northern Ambon, Maluku: Exploring Local Traditions as Islamic Practice in Indonesia
  • 8. Haji Badar Daeng Pawero: A Bugis Imam and His Roles in Maintaining Islamic Law and Bugis Adat in Kupang
  • 9. Being Muslim in Eastern Indonesia: Contemporary Patterns of Islamic Practice
  • Glossary
  • List of Contributors
  • Index

About the Author

Kathryn M. Robinson is emeritus professor, School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University.


"Mosques and Imams is a valuable contribution to the expanding ethnographic study of the devotional practices, social institutions and spiritual and political movements shaping the presence of Islam in today's Indonesia." * Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology *

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