Calling Back the Spirit: Music, Dance, and Cultural Politics in Lowland South Sulawesi

Calling Back the Spirit: Music, Dance, and Cultural Politics in Lowland South Sulawesi

by Richard Anderson Sutton
     
 

Calling Back the Spirit describes how, in the face of Indonesian and foreign cultural pressures, the Makassarese people of South Sulawesi are defending their local spirit through music and dance. The book examines the ways performers in this corner of Indonesia seek to empower local music and dance in a changing environment.

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Calling Back the Spirit describes how, in the face of Indonesian and foreign cultural pressures, the Makassarese people of South Sulawesi are defending their local spirit through music and dance. The book examines the ways performers in this corner of Indonesia seek to empower local music and dance in a changing environment.

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"The picture is fascinating, detailed, and clearly presented. ... Recommended."—Choice

"Sutton's understanding of the arts and education system is unparalleled in Indonesian studies ... Sutton's ethnographic method is finely tuned, his analysis of symbolic practices is astute, and his writing style is engaging and personal. ...essential reading for anyone interested in Indonesian performing arts...a remarkable ethnomusicological study."—The Journal of Asian Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195112368
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/01/1902
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

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