Arie Setyaningrum Pamungkas: The Dakwah Media in Post Suharto Indonesia
From Politics of Identity to Popular Culture (PhD Dissertation)
The growth of media in the Post Suharto era has been the result of press freedom established by president B.J Habibie in 1999. With regard to the diversity of Islamic media, the term of ‘the dakwah media’ hence is not only about labeling ‘Islam’ but also on ‘constructing’ dakwah. Dakwah itself literarily means ‘proselytization of Islam’, ‘issuing a summons’ or ‘making an invitation’. My PhD project hence aims to provide a brief analysis of the shift of the dakwah media which used to be political vehicles of establishing constituencies especially for the ‘tarbiyah movement’ in the Suharto era to the current tendency of popularizing the Tarbiyah identity as a new life style. The tarbiyah movement in Indonesia is a social and political movement among Indonesian Muslim students especially activists in the Suharto period. The word tarbiyah itself is taken from Arabic which literary means ‘education’.
Pamungkas, Arie Setyaningrum. 2015. "The Dakwah Media in Post Suharto Indonesia: From Politics of Identity to Popular Culture", Ph.D dissertation, Berlin: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.