KAJIAN KEBUDAYAAN, MEDIA DAN RELASI KUASA

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              Pada masa lalu hampir semua orang bersepakat tentang dampak buruk yang ditimbulkan oleh otoriterisme negara bagi kehidupan sosial, politik, ekonomi dan budaya masyarakat. Hampir semua kekuatan politik kemudian bersepaham bahwa demokrasi adalah obat mujarab untuk mengatasi berbagai penyakit bawaan rezim otoriter. Yang jadi pertanyaan sekarang, kenapa tatanan demokratis tidak dengan serta-merta bisa menyembuhkan […]

Catatan Konfrensi di CILS-UniMelb 2009

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Konfrensi CILS-UniMelb tanggal 23-25 November 2009 menjadi pengalaman konfrensi ketiga yang aku ikuti setelah AIGRP Policy Research Forum 3 Desember 2007 di Jakarta dan PhD Retreat Conference di ANU 28-29 September 2009. Paperku yang berjudul ‘Identity, Religious Piety and Political Engagement: Understanding Transnational Sufism as a New Social Movement in Indonesia’ mendapat giliran presentasi di […]

STATE VIOLENCE AND THE ELITE’S CONSPIRACY: An Analysis of the “27 July Incident” in Indonesia

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  Luthfi Makhasin (luthfi.makhasin@gmail.com)               The 27th July incident refers to violently taking over of PDI’s office occupied by Megawati’s supporters and the following mass riot taking place in Jakarta on the whole Saturday, 27th July 1996. According to the official report of Indonesian Human Rights Commission, the incident resulted in 5 people killed, […]

THE STATE AND PLANTATION WORKERS: Corporatism and Resistance

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Luthfi Makhasin (luthfi.makhasin@gmail.com)               This essay attempts to explain modes of labor control and resistance of plantation workers after the New Order focusing exclusively on those employed in state-owned plantations/estates.[1] Following the overthrown of the New Order, modes of labor control are becoming more decentralized with companies as the main executor. The modes of […]

Religious Piety and Political Engagement: Understanding Sufi Order as a New Social Movement

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This paper is part of my research project entitled “The Politics of Contending Piety: Sufism and Islamic Identity in Indonesia” focusing on the Naqshbandi-Haqqani Sufi order. It deals mainly with Islamic spirituality and the Sufi movement, which can be considered as both a religious and political movement. This paper argues that in its efforts in […]

RESOLUSI JIHAD DAN REVOLUSI INDONESIA: Radikalisasi Kaum Muda dan Progresivitas Kaum Tua di Kalangan NU

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Dalam karyanya tentang revolusi Indonesia yang telah menjadi klasik, dua Indonesianis Amerika, George McTurnan Kahin dan Ben Anderson punya pandangan yang berbeda – jika tidak mau dikatakan bertentangan – tentang aktor utama yang menggerakkan revolusi itu. Kahin (1952) berpandangan bahwa kaum tua revolusioner seperti Soekarno, Hatta, Sjahrir, Mohammad Natsir, Mohammad Yamin lah yang menjadi aktor […]

ISLAM TRANSNASIONAL DI INDONESIA (Negosiasi dan Formasi Identitas Keagamaan Baru)

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          Umat Islam di Indonesia sejak lama dikenal karena keterbukaannya untuk menerima transmisi berbagai gagasan/pemikiran baru yang berkembang di dunia Islam yang lain dan sikap adaptif serta toleransinya untuk hidup dengan penganut paham yang berbeda-beda itu. Bahkan dua organisasi Islam terbesar di Indonesia bisa dikatakan lahir dan berkembang dari hasil pergulatan dan respon […]

ISLAM vs. NASIONALIS: Dinamika Kontestasi Ideologis dan Pragmatisme Politik dalam Pilkada Banyumas

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Oleh Luthfi Makhasin – Disampaikan dalam Diskusi Pilkada Banyumas yang diselenggarakan oleh BEM FISIP UNSOED 28 Oktober 2008 – (luthfi.makhasin@gmail.com)                           Banyumas seringkali diidentikkan sebagai daerah basis kelompok nasionalis-Sukarnois. Pendapat ini tidak berlebihan jika mengingat latar historis gerakan anti kolonial yang sangat kuat mengakar di wilayah ini dan pengalaman pemilu demokratis pertama tahun […]

“TRUE ISLAM”, APOSTATE LEADER AND ISLAMIC RADICALISM: The Emergence of Laskar Jihad in Indonesia

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Luthfi Makhasin (luthfi.makhasin@anu.edu.au)   Soon after the Prophet Muhammad passed away, the Islamic community in Madina fell into dispute. The main if not the only cause was political rather than religious one about who the Prophet’s successor would be. Fortunately, an open conflict did not emerge as both communities agreed to choose Abu Bakar As-Siddiq […]

AGAMA DAN BUDAYA POLITIK: Sufisme dan Habitus Politik Masyarakat Banyumas

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  Luthfi Makhasin, M.A.             (dimuat dalam Jurnal Swara Politik Vol. 10 No. 1 2007)   Agama tidak diragukan lagi memiliki peran signifikan dalam turut membentuk preferensi politik seseorang dan atau masyarakat. Namun berbeda dengan atribut sosial lainnya seperti pendidikan, pekerjaan, dan pendapatan yang relatif mudah diukur, kesalehan beragama (religiosity) sebagai dasar tindakan politik agak […]