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Music and religious change among progressive Jews in London : being liberal and doing traditional

Author: Ruth Illman
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book analyses the role of music in processes of religious change in contemporary progressive Judaism. Based on ethnographic research conducted in London, it illustrates a growing trend among progressive Jews in the West today: the desire to combine liberal theology with forms of practice experienced as more traditional.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Music
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Illman
ISBN: 9781498542210 1498542212
OCLC Number: 1047729267
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Background of the Study: Entering the Research Field; The Three 'Turns'; Outline of the Study; Chapter One: Theoretical Starting Points; Researching Vernacular Religion; Music as a Hallmark of Contemporary Religiosity; Jewish Music and Change: Special Focus Areas; A New Sonic Space for Jewish Music; Chapter Two: Entering the Ethnographic Field; Methodological Perspectives; Introducing the Ethnography; Features in the Interview Material; "Religion is a Complicated Matter"; Chapter Three: Dinah; "Doing Jewish" the Traditional Way. "Niggunim Can Feel Evangelical""The Physicality of Music"; "Prayer Is Possible Only When Women and Men Are Fully Equal"; Chapter Four: Micah; Changing Jewish Identity; "Music as a Mystical Practice"; Poetic Beauty --
Intellectual Integrity; Chapter Five: Esther; "Moving to the Right Liturgically"; "God Is the Hardest Thing to Talk about in Words"; Looking Backwards, Moving Forwards; Chapter Six: David; "The Idea of Pure, Rational Religion Is a Very Dated One"; Musical Explorations; "An Association with the 'Old World'"; Chapter Seven: Rachel; Turning to Tradition; Music Comes First. Not an Isolated JourneyConclusion; Music as an Instigator and Insignia of Religious Change; The Three Turns Confirmed, Challenged and Contradicted; The Role of Music and Concrete Musical Practices; The Broader Implications for the Jewish Sonic Space; Appendix; Glossary; References; Websites; Index; About the Author.
Responsibility: Ruth Illman.

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