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Power plays : wayang golek puppet theater of West Java

Author: Andrew N Weintraub
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2004.
Series: Research in international studies., Southeast Asia series ;, no. 110.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Power Plays is the first scholarly book in English on wayang golek, the Sundanese rod-puppet theater of West Java. It is a detailed and lively account of the ways in which performers of this major Asian theatrical form have engaged with political discourses in Indonesia and shaped technological and commercial conditions of art and performance in a modernizing society."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weintraub, Andrew N. (Andrew Noah).
Power plays.
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)645917350
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew N Weintraub
ISBN: 089680240X 9780896802407 9812302492 9789812302496
OCLC Number: 54966591
Description: xvii, 295 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Details: System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM for Windows: Windows 98 or higher ; 256 color display at 800 x 600 ; Sound Blaster or compatible sound card ; CD-ROM drive ; QuickTime.; System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM for Macintosh: OS 8.1 or higher ; 256 color display at 800 x 600 ; CD-ROM drive ; QuickTime.
Contents: Defining wayang golek --
Cultural policy and canons of performance --
Superstar dalang --
Challenging the new order with entertainment --
The spectacle of sound --
The cassette culture of wayang golek --
Televisual mediations --
Mediating the nation in post-Suharto Indonesia --
The politics of performance.
Series Title: Research in international studies., Southeast Asia series ;, no. 110.
Responsibility: Andrew N. Weintraub.
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Based on ethnographic fieldwork spanning 20 years, 'Power Plays' is a scholarly book on wayang golek, the Sundanese rod-puppet theatre of West Java. It is a detailed and lively account of the ways in  Read more...

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"This volume is brimming with interesting material. I know of no other study of contemporary performing arts in Indonesia that goes so deeply into the politics of meaning within such a complex genre." Read more...

 
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