Women Candidates, social media, and The Politicization of Religious Identity and Women Islamic Organizations in Indonesia’s 2019 Election

Mahsun, Muhammad and Khoir, Tholkhatul and Mufrikhah, Solkhah and Takayasa, Tika and Masrohatun, Masrohatun (2022) Women Candidates, social media, and The Politicization of Religious Identity and Women Islamic Organizations in Indonesia’s 2019 Election. In: ICON-DEMOST 2021, 15 September 2021, Semarang, Indonesia.

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Abstract

In the recent decade, most of the Indonesian politicians in Indonesia have become acquainted with the Internet and social media usage especially during campaigns in an election. Concerning this trend, some analyses have investigated the proliferation of social media used by presidential and vice-presidential candidates or the local head candidates in election. However, little attention has been directly to explore how women candidates of parliamentarian use social media as political strategies to mobilize electoral supports in the emerging democracy of Indonesia. By using qualitative method and the concept of political identity, this paper explores how women candidates using social media platform such as Facebook and Instagram by politicizing religious symbols and women organization-Islamic base in constructing piety in Islam to mobilize electoral supports in Indonesia’s 2019 legislative election. We argue that using social media platform to politicize religious identity supported by the large women organization-Islamic base can give a strategic advantage for women candidates in Indonesian electoral politics.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: women candidate; piety; religious identity; women organization-islamic base; legislative election; indonesia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2022 14:55
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2022 14:55
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/10305

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