Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesia

Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesia

by David Harnish, Anne Rasmussen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195385411

ISBN-13: 9780195385410

Pub. Date: 05/09/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195385410
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/09/2011
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
About the Companion Website
List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors

Introduction: The World of Islam in the Music of Indonesia
David Harnish, Anne Rasmussen

Part I Tensions, Change, and Problematic Histories

1 Past and Present Issues of Islam within the Central Javanese
Gamelan and Wayang Kulit
Sumarsam

2 Tensions between Adat (Custom) and Agama (Religion) in the
Music of Lombok
David Harnish

Part II Mysticism and Devotionalism

3 "The Muslim Sisterhood": Transnational Feminism(s) and the
Work of Indonesian Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Anne Rasmussen

4 Brai in Performance: Devotion and Art in Java
Matthew Isaac Cohen

5 Self-Defense and Music in Muslim Contexts in West Java
Uwe U. Pätzold

Part III Global Currents and Discourse

6 From "Dust" to Platinum: Global Currents Through the Malay
World of Musical Islam
Charles Capwell

7 "Authentic" Islamic Sound? Orkes Gambus Music, the Arab
Idiom and Sonic Symbols in Indonesian Islamic Musical Arts
Birgit Berg

8 The Discourse on Islam and Music in West Java, with Emphasis on the Music Group, ath-Thawaf
Wim van Zanten

Part IV Contemporary Performative Worlds

9 "Art with a Muslim Theme" and "Art with a Muslim Flavor"
among Women of West Aceh
Margaret Kartomi

10 Islam, Politics, and the Dynamic of Contemporary Music in
Indonesia
R. Franki Notosudirdjo

11 Morality and its (Dis)contents: Dangdut and Islam in Indonesia
Andrew Weintraub

Epilogue
Judith Becker

Glossary

Index

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