At the Crossroads of Piety and Ageing: “Punk Hijrah” in Java, Indonesia
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Papineau, Élise I. (2020). At the Crossroads of Piety and Ageing: “Punk Hijrah” in Java, Indonesia. MUSICultures, 47, 164–188. Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/MC/article/view/31405

Abstract

This article explores how some punks on the island of Java, Indonesia, negotiate piety and punk lifestyle against the backdrop of ageing. While punk originally served as a leftist platform for political protest on Java, the recent Punk Hijrah phenomenon is causing debate within local scenes about the coexistence of punk and Islam. I argue that religious reorientation among Javanese punks may be a side-effect of ageing in a Muslim-majority country. I invoke the concept of transcendence (Andes 1998) to demonstrate how certain punks maintain a peripheral attachment to the scene while responding the new burdens of adulthood and parenthood.

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