Asian Journal of Media and Communication (AJMC)
Vol. 2 No. 2 (2018): Volume 2, Number 2, October 2018

Representing Islam: old myths in the new medium

Muzayin Nazaruddin (Department of Communications Science Islamic University of Indonesia)

Article Info

Publish Date
03 Jan 2019


This study focuses on the adaptation of Islamic-mystic magazines into religious soap operas in Indonesia. This study concludes that for the producers, Islamic soap opera plays an economic function: to get more audiences and more economic profit. But, for the audience, religious soap opera plays a cultural function: to maintain and reconfirm their traditional beliefs. It leads us to the theoretical conclusion that this adaptation practice is a mechanism of self-translation of Javanese culture.

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