Wednesday, February 13, 2008

"Negotiating Muslim Matriarchy in Indonesia"

"Negotiating Muslim Matriarchy in Indonesia"

A lecture by Jeffery Hadler, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

5PM, Tuesday, February 19, 2008: Wyatt 101

Prof. Hadler will examine the resilience of matrilineal Muslim society in western Indonesia. He will be speaking on his scholarship related to his forthcoming book Muslims and Matriarchate (Cornell University Press), which is an ethnographic history of a Sumatran community in the 19th and early 20th centuries that examines the resilience of matriarchal custom and matrilineal inheritance in the face of attacks from neo-Wahhabi jihad, Dutch colonialism, and "modernity".

This lecture is part of the Critical Introductions to Islam and Muslim Politics lecture series. The purpose of this lecture series is to provide undergraduate students and members of the Puget Sound campus community with accessible academic lectures on Islam and Muslim politics. The overall aim of the lecture series is to deepen students’ understanding of Islam and Muslim politics in a manner that moves beyond popular and media accounts of complex political and religious dynamics. Lectures will include 40-45 minutes for a presentation and a 30-minute question and answer period.

Refreshments will be served.

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