Provisional Notes on How “Hilarious” Living Under Sharia Law (The Case of Aceh)

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  https://doi.org/10.32678/kawalu.v5i2.1900
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Abstract

Drawing upon anthropological theory of resistance and testing its limits, I will present a closer observation on how dissenting voices to the state project of Sharia in contemporary Aceh look on the ground. Without thereby renouncing its violent effects, some ethnographic stories I recount in this writing will reveal how the implementation of Sharia in contemporary Aceh has created inherently amusing situations and how it has occasionally become a humor producing machine.

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Sharia, Aceh, Political Humor, Postcolonial, Anthropology

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Published

2018-12-31