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Imaging Muslim Women in Indonesian Ramadan Soap Operas

by Rachmah Ida

Imaging Muslim Women in Indonesian Ramadan Soap Operas Synopsis

Each year during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Indonesian television stations adopt Muslim themes in virtually all of their programs, ranging from religious teaching to quiz programs to cooking shows to soap operas. The latter are Muslim-themed serials featuring melodramatic stories about upper- and middle-class women with an emphasis on prayer and devoutness. This study investigates how these serials have contributed to constructing images of contemporary Islamic culture and urban Muslim women in Indonesia. Using textual analysis and audience ethnography, the author shows how women and Islam have been framed by the media in transitional Indonesia.

Book Information

ISBN: 9789749511077
Publication date: 27th August 2010
Author: Rachmah Ida
Publisher: Silkworm Books an imprint of Silkworm Books / Trasvin Publications LP
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 92 pages
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