Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social and Political Development (ICOSOP 2017)

Conceptualizing Muslimat NU Women in Banyumas: A Civil Society Framework

Authors
Sofa Marwah, Oktafiani Catur Pratiwi, Soetji Lestari
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Sofa Marwah
Available Online December 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icosop-17.2018.65How to use a DOI?
Keywords
civil society; lifeworld, Muslimat NU; women groups
Abstract
This paper attempts to conceptualize the existence of women organization of Muslimat NU (Nahdlatul Ulama) in Banyumas regency in the frame of civil society. It is significant to conduct a study since Muslimat NU in this regency is supported by two district organizing boards, adequate human resources, culturally and socially strong bond, consistently striving for religious and social improvement. This is a qualitative research by selecting chairperson and its boards of Muslimat NU Banyumas and Muslimat NU Sokaraja along with the lower level boards. The data were gathered through interview, FGD (Focus Group Discussion), observation and library research. The result shows thatMuslimat NU women of Banyumas and Sokaraja separates from political and economic power; they place themselves as lifeworld based on its basic principle of spreading virtues for religion, family and community. Even so, placing Muslimat NU women as a power of civil society which enables to act collectively is not a simple issue. This cannot be separated from the widening of social contract to sexual contract apparently seen in Muslimat NU struggle. To some extents, it still takes account of male dominance in decision making. Furthermore, the significant contribution of Muslimat NUBanyumas and Muslimat NU Sokaraja has not urged local government on particular issue. The consistency of their struggle for social and religious improvement concurrently seems to keep Muslimat NU at a distance from political knowledge and experience.
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Proceedings
2nd International Conference on Social and Political Development (ICOSOP 2017)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
December 2017
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978-94-6252-477-4
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2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icosop-17.2018.65How to use a DOI?
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