The Indonesian Muslim Families after the Suharto era, 1998-2015

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Bancha Ratmanee
Davisakd Puaksom
Thanida Boonwanno


This research article focuses on the ideal family of Indonesian Muslims in the post-Suharto period during 1998-2015 and aims to illustrate: (1) the shift in Indonesian Muslim family ideals from the Suharto era to the post-Suharto period; and (2) the efforts of Indonesian Muslim intellectuals to establish a new family ideal through Indonesian novels. This article will employ a qualitative historical description approach and William Reddy's conceptual framework of "emotive" to read and interpret evidences of family ideals and emotions from modern Indonesian fictions. The findings of the study revealed that the patriarchal ideal of the family of Indonesian Muslims in the Suharto era was challenged by Indonesian Muslim women in order to create a better family based on democratic values in which civil liberty, women's rights, and gender equality are essential in maintaining a happy family life.

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Ratmanee, B., Puaksom, D., & Boonwanno, T. (2023). The Indonesian Muslim Families after the Suharto era, 1998-2015. Journal of Arts Management, 7(2), 479–496. Retrieved from
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Bancha Ratmanee, Faculty of Social Sciences, Naresuan University, Thailand



Davisakd Puaksom, Faculty of Social Sciences, Naresuan University, Thailand



Thanida Boonwanno, Faculty of Social Sciences, Naresuan University, Thailand




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