Goliath and David in Gaza: Indonesian myth-building and conflict as a cultural system

Ronald A. Lukens-Bull, Mark Woodward

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Abstract

The ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is a well established part of Indonesian religio-political discourse. Anti-Zionism if not outright anti-Semitism is foundational; Israel has few friends in Indonesia. Various media reactions to the 2008-2009 Gaza attacks are placed within wider ethnographic and linguistic contexts to explore how news is spun in a cultural system of conflict. In becoming part of a cultural system of conflict, discourses about Israel take on the properties of myth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalContemporary Islam
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011

Keywords

  • Indonesia
  • Journalism
  • Myth-building
  • Palestine-Israel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Religious studies

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