Spiritual Economies: Islam and Neoliberalism in Contemporary Indonesia: Supplemental Material

This post builds on the research article “Spiritual Economies: Islam and Neoliberalism in Contemporary Indonesia,” which was published in the February 2009 issue of the Society’s peer-reviewed journal, Cultural Anthropology.

Majalah Nebula, "Training ESQ Eksekutif Nasional Angkatan 23." April 22, 2005 via Flickr.

Editorial Footnotes

Cultural Anthropology has published a number of other essays on neoliberalism and subjectivity. See, for example, Aradhana Sharma's "Crossbreeding Institutions, Breeding Struggle: Women's Empowerment, Neoliberal Governmentality, and State (Re)Formation in India" (2006); Nickola Pazderic's "Recovering True Selves in the Electro-Spiritual Field of Universal Love" (2004); and Yan Hairong's "Neoliberal Governmentality and Neohumanism: Organizing Suzhi/Value Flow through Labor Recruitment Networks" (2003).

Cultural Anthropology has also published a range of articles on globalization. See Ritty Lukose's "Empty Citizenship: Protesting Politics in the Era of Globalization" (2005); Karen Ho's "Situating Global Capitalisms: A View from Wall Street Investment Banks" (2005); and Victoria Bernal's "Eritrea Goes Global: Reflections on Nationalism in a Transnational Era" (2004).

Cultural Anthropology has also published additional essays on Indonesia. See, for example, Tom Boellstorff's "Playing Back the Nation: Waria, Indonesian Transvestites" (2004); Celia Lowe's "Making the Monkey: How the Togean Macaque Went from 'New Form' to 'Endemic Species' in Indonesians' Conservation Biology" (2004); and Webb Keane's "Knowing One's Place: National Language and the Idea of the Local in Eastern Indonesia" (1997).

Majalah Nebula, "Untitled ." April 11, 2005 via flickr.
"ESQ Model." November 1, 2012 via ESQ.com.

Additional Works by the Author

"Technologies of Servitude: Governmentality and Indonesian Transnational Labor Migration." Anthropological Quarterly, 2004. Vol 77(3)

Worshipping Work: Producing Commodity Producers in Contemporary Indonesia and Taking Southeast Asia to Market: The Production of Nature, People and Places as Commodities in a Neoliberal Age, eds. J. Nevins and N. Peluso. 2008, Cornell University Press.

"Market Islam in Indonesia." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 2009 Vol.15(s1) Special Issue on "Muslim Politics"

Spiritual Economies: Islam, Globalization, and the Afterlife of Development. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2010.

Related Readings

Hoesterey, James. "Aa Gym: The Rise, Fall, and Re-Branding of a Celebrity Preacher." 2007, Inside Indonesia.

Ong, Aiwha. "Corporate Players, New Cosmopolitans and Guanxi in Shanghai." Frontiers of Capital: Ethnographic Reflections on the New Economy, eds. G. Downey and M. Fisher. 2008, Duke University Press.

Silverstein, Brian. "Disciplines of Presence in Modern Turkey: Discourse, Companionship and the Mass Mediation of Islamic Practice." 2008, Cultural Anthropology Vol. 23(1)

Watson, C. W. "A Popular Indonesian Preacher: The Significance of Aa Gymnastiar." 2005, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute Vol 11(4)