IIAS Publications Series Monographs

Women from Traditional Islamic Educational Institutions in Indonesia. Negotiating Public Spaces

Eka Srimulyani

Until currently there have been no specific publications, particularly in English, on women in traditional Islamic educational institutions in Indonesia, known as pesantren, which played a significant role in shaping the gender issues in the Indonesian Muslim community. This informative and insightful study contributes to two booming fields in Indonesian studies: the study of Islam and the study of Muslim women. It also adds a new perspective to the English-language literature on Muslim women outside the Middle-Eastern of Sub-Indian continent communities context, which used to dominate the scholarly discussion or publication in this field.

Eka Srimulyani lectures in Sociology at the State Institute for Islamic Studies in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.


Citations Women from Traditional Islamic Educational Institutions in Indonesia: Negotiating Public Spaces

"(...) Here Eka Srimulyani gives us an insider’s view of the little-known contribution of women to Islamic education."
- Susan Blackburn, Monash University

"(...) provides us with a rich history and ethnography of pesantren women. The work is certain to become a classic in the study of Indonesian Islam."
- Robert Hefner, Boston University

"(...) the first [book] to provide a view of the life world of women in the East Javanese pesantren (...) helps us understand why Muslim feminism has found much broader grassroots support in Indonesia than in most other countries."
- Martin van Bruinessen, Utrecht University