Chapter 11. Market Islam in Indonesia

  1. Filippo Osella Reader2 and
  2. Benjamin Soares Senior Research Fellow3
  1. Daromir Rudnyckyj Assistant Professor

Published Online: 20 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324402.ch11

Islam, Politics, Anthropology

Islam, Politics, Anthropology

How to Cite

Rudnyckyj, D. (2010) Market Islam in Indonesia, in Islam, Politics, Anthropology (eds F. Osella and B. Soares), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324402.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Anthropology, University of Sussex, UK

  2. 3

    Afrika-Studiecentrum in Leiden, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. University of Victoria, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332957

Online ISBN: 9781444324402



  • market Islam in Indonesia;
  • intensified attention to Islamic practice - redressing Indonesia's political and economic crises at Krakatau Steel and beyond;
  • Emotional and Spiritual Quotient (ESQ) training, fused business management, life-coaching - self-help principles with Islamic history;
  • Islam and modernity, civil Islam - not standing in conflict with the West, ideas central to democratic polities in Islamic history and Qur'anic injunctions;
  • market Islam, earlier approaches to Islam - and capitalist transformation in Southeast Asia;
  • concept of market Islam - breaking down boundary between anthropological theories;
  • market Islam - new forms of popular religious practice and new religious movements in Southeast Asia;
  • spiritual reformers in Indonesia - ESQ training, enhancing Islamic piety and developing Indonesia's human resources;
  • marketing Islam - or islamizing the market;
  • Islam, and trade expansion in Southeast Asia - market Islam, a different manifestation of this articulation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Islam and modernity

  • ‘Breaking the boundary’: spectres of the free market

  • Marketing Islam or Islamizing the market?

  • From civil to market Islam

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • Notes

  • References