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Magic in Java

Full Title : Magic, sexual power and Islam in Java.

Researchers : Bianca J. Smith and Mark Woodward

Dates : On-going (book project)

Brief Outline :

This research is part of a book project that examines gendered practices of using magic and Islam as expressive sexual power across a range of urban spaces in Java. Based on long-term ethnographic research, the project aims to reveal 'traditional' knowledge and practices that shape Muslim gender and sexuality and how these are negotiated with varieties of Islam