New edition of the book “Graffiti, Converts and Vigilantes”

Tomáš Petrů (ed.), Graffiti, Converts and Vigilantes. Islam Outside the Mainstream in Maritime Southeast Asia (2nd edition). Prague: Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, 2018.

The socio-religio-political situation in Indonesia and other Muslim-majority countries of Southeast Asia is very complex. Official and societal pressures have pushed the mainstream Islamic discourse from moderation towards unprecedented orthodoxy. This edited volume seeks to cast some light on the general overall process of Islamization that actually started more than half a millennium ago, and aims in eight individual chapters to explore some forms of Islam that currently exist in Southeast Asia, putting a special focus on those that are mainly positioned on the fringe – outside the mainstream.

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