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Virtual Book Launch

Wann 29.01.2021
von 14:00 bis 15:00
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The Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Freiburg and Mirjam Lücking invite you to a book launch of the new book:


Indonesians and Their Arab World: Guided Mobility among Labor Migrants and Mecca Pilgrims.

by Mirjam Lücking, 2020, Cornell University Press.


The book launch takes place on Friday, 29th January 2021

14:00-15:00 Freiburg, Germany (20:00-21:00 Waktu Indonesia Barat)


Please join us via the following link:

Meeting-ID: 694 213 9595

Password: 28042020


The book will be presented and discussed by:

  • Mirjam Lücking (Postdoctoral Fellow, Martin Buber Society, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • Judith Schlehe (Director of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Freiburg)
  • Jürgen Rüland (Emeritus Professor in International Relations, Department of Political Science, University of Freiburg)
  • Hew Wai Weng (Research Fellow at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)


After brief comments by the speakers, there will be time for further discussion.


The book emerged from a project of the Freiburg Southeast Asian Studies Program “Grounding Area Studies in Social Practice.” It explores how contemporary Indonesians understand their relationship to the Arab world against the backdrop of claims of an “Arabization” of Indonesian Islamic traditions. First-hand accounts from labor migrants and Mecca pilgrims show how their references to the Arab World and their physical and social mobility are guided.

Further information:


We are looking forward to seeing you!