Negotiating Tradition, Modernity, and Identity
One evening in mid-August 1995, I was working in my rented room when my landlord told me I had visitors: four college students from some of the many colleges in Malang, East Java. One was studying business, another law, the third economics, and the last agribusiness. All four were supplementing their university studies by studying religion at an Islamic boarding school. Although they wanted to participate in the globalization of Indonesia, they wanted their lives to be grounded in a religious lifestyle.
KeywordsReligious Education Ethnographic Research Islamic World Islamic School Islamic Scholar
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