Dear CRCS & ICRS students, faculty and guests We kindly invite you to participate in the CRCS & ICRS Wednesday Forum of this week. Wednesday forum will have M. Endy Saputro, M. A. as the speaker who will talk about “Tayub in Madura: from Ritual Economy to Symbolic Power”. Some information about this forum can be read as follows.

Date: Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Time: 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm (free lunch)
Venue: Room 306, UGM Graduate School Teknika Utara, Pogung
Speaker: M. Endy Saputro, M. A.


This paper aims to make a link between ritual economy and symbolic power in a non-pesantren village in Madura, East Java. As it well known, tayub tends to consider as art of performance as well as an entertainment. On the contrary, tayub in Madura play a role in capitalizing economy of local people and maintaining social power of village leader. It is argued that tayub should be field of power, and at the same maintaining power.

About the Speaker:

M. Endy Saputro finished his undergraduate program at State College for Islamic Studies, Surakarta (2003) and earned his Master of Arts from Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies (CRCS), Graduate School, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta (2008). During July – October, 2007 he had conducted fieldwork in Madura to gather his data to complete his thesis on the contestation between kalebun and kiai langgar. This presentation is small part of his thesis.


The forum is free of charge and on a first-come-first serve basis.

Contact Persons:

Elis Z. Anis (ICRS):,; Lina Pary (CRCS):; Mustaghfiroh Rahayu (CRCS):


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