Negotiating Public Sphere Modernity and Civil Society in Pesantren
- 10.2991/icsps-17.2018.73How to use a DOI?
- public sphere, modernity, civil society, gontor, Indonesia
the contribution of pesantren in socio-economic development has been widely acknowledged. However, this Islamic educational is often associated as an institution that promotes intolerant and militant education which then becomes the root of radical movements and terrorism in Indonesia. Moreover, an accusations and stereotypes of education in pesantren should be understood in the context of social change due to the influenced of modernization and globalization. The act of terror involving the pesantren is a form of negotiation on the condition of the public sphere opposed to what is aspired. In this condition, the flow of modernization reduces the role of religion in the public sphare into private affairs, usually in the form of marginalization and the decline of the role of religion. So if modernization is understood as the marginalization of religion, the teaching and the education in pesantren can be classified as anti-modern. This article tries to answer the ability of pesantren in preparing the students to be able to participate in the era of modern society and strengthening of civil society. The role of pesantren in the era of modernization is evaluated through educational programs related ethnic tolerance, democracy and political and social justice. Based on ethnographic studies in Gontor, this article illustrates that pesantren has taken a progressive political role and played an active role in strengthening the emergence of civil society in Indonesia.
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TY - CONF AU - Saifudin Asrori PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - Negotiating Public Sphere Modernity and Civil Society in Pesantren BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 345 EP - 348 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsps-17.2018.73 DO - 10.2991/icsps-17.2018.73 ID - Asrori2017/11 ER -