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Niqab in Indonesia: Identity and Nationalism of the Female Students in Palopo

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KeywordsTriple Keywords
Political power
Power (Social sciences)
Empowerment (Social sciences)
Commonwealth, The
Government
Political thought
Politics
Science, Political
Civil government
Administration
Political science
Political theory
Political behavior
Electoral politics
Practical politics
Politics, Practical
Mass political behavior
Identity (Philosophical concept)
Identity
Sphere, Public
Public sphere
Appearance (Philosophy)
Social media
User-generated media
Religious denominations
Comparative religion
World religions
Religion, Comparative
Religions, Comparative
Denominations, Religious
Religions
Consciousness, National
National consciousness
Nationalism
Identity, National
National identity

Abstract

This research discusses the politics of identity that are increasingly strengthening in the public sphere. This phenomenon grows through the religious sentiment circulated massively on social media and is also evident in dress and daily behavior. This article wants to see: (1) the extent to which the identity of female students that wearing niqab influences the national insight, (2) how their perspectives and attitudes in national and state life. As a result, the sentiment of niqab female students' identity grew more vital in the public sphere. It is directly proportional to their low acceptance of government leaders of different religions. The government role is also considered lacking in helping them to overcome the life problems they face. Interestingly, the position of the Pancasila in the group gaining acceptance is relatively high. The primary data of this study through a questionnaire with the techniques of purposive sampling of 30 female students that wearing the niqab from various religious organisations spread across many campuses in the City of Palopo.

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