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Divine inspirations : music and Islam in Indonesia

Author: David D Harnish; Anne K Rasmussen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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"Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesia" brings together the work of 11 international scholars into an unprecedented volume focused on religion and performance in a nation celebrated for its extraordinary arts, religious diversity, and natural beauty. The resulting collection provides a panoramic view of Indonesia's Islamic arts in a variety of settings and communities. Together the authors address how
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David D Harnish; Anne K Rasmussen
ISBN: 9780195385410 0195385411 019538542X 9780195385427
OCLC Number: 473125406
Description: xxiii, 383 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Past and present issues of Islam within the Central Javanese gamelan and Waylang kulit / Sumarsam --
Tensions between adat (custom) and agama (religion) in the music of Lombok / David D. Harnish --
"The Muslim sisterhood" : religious performance, transitional feminism(s) and the particularity of Indonesia / Anne K. Rasmussen --
Brai in performance : religious ectasy and art in Java / Matthew Isaac Cohen --
Self-defense and music in Muslim contexts in West Java / Uwe U. Patzold --
From "dust" to platinum : global current through the Malay world of musical Islam / Charles Campbell --
"Authentic" Islamic sound? : Orkes gambus music, the Arab idiom, and sonic symbols in Indonesian Islamic musical arts / Birgit Berg --
The discourse on Islam and music in West Java, with emphasis on the music group Ath-Thawaf / Wim van Zanten --
"Art with a Muslim theme" and "art with a Muslim flavor" among women of West Aceh / Margaret kartomi --
Islam, politics, and the dynamic of contemporary music in Indonesia / R. Frank S. Notodudirdjo --
Morality and its (dis)contents : dangdut and Islam in Indonesia / Andrew N. Weintraub.
Responsibility: co-editors David D. Harnish, Anne K. Rasmussen.
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"Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesia" brings together the work of 11 international scholars into an unprecedented volume focused on religion and performance in a nation celebrated for its extraordinary arts, religious diversity, and natural beauty. The resulting collection provides a panoramic view of Indonesia's Islamic arts in a variety of settings and communities. Together the authors address how history, politics, spirituality, and gender are expressed through performance and how Indonesian Islamic culture intersects with the ideology and practice of nationalism.

Unique and engaging, "Divine Inspirations" will fascinate readers interested in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Islam, world religions, global discourse, and music, arts and ritual.

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