Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture and Education 2016

The Masculinity of Muslim Students in Yogyakarta

Sumekar Tanjung

Islamic University of Indonesia


The purpose of this study to describes ideal masculine norms perceived by male Muslim students in the university of Yogyakarta. There are five dakwah movement activist students interviewed in this study. This research uses a qualitative study to find regularity and a certain pattern of social phenomena. There are four students dakwah movement activists interviewed in this study. The major finding of this study is all of the interviewees has the similar concept of ideal masculinity which is associated with restraint and maturity, not those related with muscularity and virility. This is influenced by the contemplative and the receptive dimension of Islam, as well as the paternalistic culture of Indonesian societies. It could be argued that restraint is an important feature of Indonesian masculinities.


Culture, hegemonic masculinity, Indonesia, Islam, masculinity

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