Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference on Islamic Studies, AICIS 2019, 1-4 October 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Muslimness Discourse, Religious Authority, and Cyber-Media Activism in Contemporary Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.1-10-2019.2291731,
        author={A K Kurniawan and A F Alhaq},
        title={Muslimness Discourse, Religious Authority, and Cyber-Media Activism in Contemporary Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference on Islamic Studies, AICIS 2019, 1-4 October 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={AICIS},
        year={2020},
        month={2},
        keywords={cyber-media muslimness piety discourse authority},
        doi={10.4108/eai.1-10-2019.2291731}
    }
    
  • A K Kurniawan
    A F Alhaq
    Year: 2020
    Muslimness Discourse, Religious Authority, and Cyber-Media Activism in Contemporary Indonesia
    AICIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.1-10-2019.2291731
A K Kurniawan1,*, A F Alhaq2
  • 1: The Faculty of Ushuluddin and Adab, UIN Sultan Maulana Hasanuddin Banten, Indonesia
  • 2: The Faculty of Shari’a, UIN Sultan Maulana Hasanuddin Banten
*Contact email: ade.fakih@uinbanten.ac.id

Abstract

This paper focuses on the phenomena of Indonesian Muslim’s cyber-media activism dealing with Muslimness persuasive message and piety, discourse, and the shifting of religious authority. The expression of Islam in the Indonesian public sphere, in the last decade, is interesting to be observed. It is not only because of getting world special attention dealing with the issue of religious violence, extremism, and terrorism but also having a number of increasing cultural Islam, particularly expressing Muslimness identity in the public sphere and articulating piety in the sense of Indonesia’s democracy. The hardening of religious identity in current Indonesia’s political circumstance is inseparable with the historical trajectory of Muslimness persuasive message through cyber-media activism as its pre-condition. Drawing on Fairclough’s Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), this paper analyzes also religious discourse and the shifting of religious authority as an impact of those movements. In supporting data, I utilize both bibliographical and empirical investigation.