Patriarchal Language Evaluation of Muslim Women’s Body, Sexuality, and Domestication Discourse on Indonesian Male Clerics Preaching

  • Eva Leiliyanti State University of Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0425-3203
  • Dhaurana Atikah Dewi State University of Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7942-8194
  • Larasati Nur Putri State University of Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Fariza Fariza State University of Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Zufrufin Saputra State University of Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Andera Wiyakintra State University of Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Muhammad Ulul Albab State University of Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

Abstract

This nested case study (multiyear research critical discourse analysis—in this case, the first year) aims to provide support in the form of linguistic recommendations to the law reform, particularly on the issues of Muslim women's bodies, sexuality, and domestication based on the textual analysis of the patriarchal language used by different Islamic strands: Muhammadiyah's, Nahdlatul Ulama's and Salafi's clerics in their preaching in Indonesia. This is significant because such a study is relatively limited in Indonesian cases. However, it also shed light on how discrepant linguistic manners of these male clerics were deployed to voice their noblesse oblige about Muslim women's body, sexuality, and domestication as regulatory discourse. The data—six videos of the respective clerics' preaching—were taken from Youtube using purposeful stratified sampling. It is found that Muhammadiyah's cleric delineated this discourse based on the segregation of dubious religiously correct and incorrect propriety, whereas Nahdlatul Ulama's cleric, the apparent religious normality, and Salafi's cleric, the plausible religious propriety.

Author Biographies

Eva Leiliyanti, State University of Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

Eva Leiliyanti is a lecturer and head of the English Literature Department, Faculty of Language and Art, State University of Jakarta. Her areas of interest and research are in the fields of literature and culture.

Dhaurana Atikah Dewi, State University of Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

Dhaurana Atikah Dewi is a Media & Culture Enthusiast. She did her Bachelor of Arts at the Faculty of English and Literature, State University of Jakarta.

Larasati Nur Putri, State University of Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

Larasati Nur Putri is a student in Master Program of Applied Linguistics, State University of Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Fariza Fariza, State University of Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

Fariza is a student in Master Program of Applied Linguistics, State University of Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Zufrufin Saputra, State University of Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

Zufrufin Saputra is a student in Master Program of Applied Linguistics, State University of Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Andera Wiyakintra, State University of Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

Andera Wiyakintra is a student in Master Program of Applied Linguistics, State University of Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Muhammad Ulul Albab, State University of Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

Muhammad Ulul Albab is a student in Master Program of Applied Linguistics, State University of Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Published
2022-10-10
How to Cite
Leiliyanti, E., Dewi, D., Putri, L., Fariza, F., Saputra, Z., Wiyakintra, A., & Albab, M. (2022). Patriarchal Language Evaluation of Muslim Women’s Body, Sexuality, and Domestication Discourse on Indonesian Male Clerics Preaching. Changing Societies & Personalities, 6(3), 634–654. doi:10.15826/csp.2022.6.3.193
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Articles