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Arts: Popular Culture: Indonesia
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This article discusses the construction of gender in Islamic-themed Indonesian television serials (sinetron Islami or religious TV serials, sinetron religi), a type of Islamic popular culture broadcast on private television stations. It analyzes how TV serials with Islamic themes deal with gender issues in response to the process of Islamization, and the growing influence of…

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Sri Kusumo Habsari, “Arts: Popular Culture: Indonesia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002168>
First published online: 2019

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