Mark R. Woodward

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Mark R. Woodward is an American academic and author of Islam in Java.

He conducted ethnographic research in the Yogyakarta Indonesia region in the New Order era.

Critical response[edit]

Islam in Java elicited a range of responses due to its diverging from Clifford Geertz's observations of almost 30 years before in East Java.[1]


  1. ^ Nakamura Mitsuo (1990) Islam in Java: Normative Piety and Mysticism in the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 49, No. 3 (Aug., 1990), pp. 717-719


  • Woodward, Mark R. (1989) Islam in Java : normative piety and mysticism in the sultanate of Yogyakarta University of Arizona Press, Tucson: Monographs of the Association for Asian Studies ; no. 45. ISBN 0-8165-1103-9 (alk. paper)
  • Suwarno, Peter (1999) Dictionary of Javanese proverbs and idiomatic expressions with a foreword by Mark R. Woodward Yogyakarta, Indonesia : Gadjah Mada University Press. ISBN 979-420-452-8
  • Lukens-Bull, Ronald and Mark Woodward (2011) “Goliath and David in Gaza: Indonesian myth-building and conflict as a cultural system.” Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life 5:1-17

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