Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia

Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia

by Anne Rasmussen
     
 


"Rasmussen has written a classic study of the world of Islamic soundscapes, performances and forms of musical piety in that most complex of societies, Indonesia. With great sensitivity, an alert musical response to players, reciters and audiences, a keen practitioner's ear and eye for subtlety as well as for the complexities of 'noise', she changes common… See more details below

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"Rasmussen has written a classic study of the world of Islamic soundscapes, performances and forms of musical piety in that most complex of societies, Indonesia. With great sensitivity, an alert musical response to players, reciters and audiences, a keen practitioner's ear and eye for subtlety as well as for the complexities of 'noise', she changes common assumptions about Muslim music and, not least, gender in changing Islamic ritual cultures. Her own political awareness and her professional as well as personal relations with women Qu'ran reciters contribute to an exciting an original volume that I recommend to any one exploring the riches of Islamic performances and debates in the contemporary world."—Michael Gilsenan, author of Lords of the Lebanese Marches: Violence and Narrative in an Arab Society

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520255487
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/23/2010
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Note on Transliteration and Translation
Preface and Acknowledgments

1. Setting the Scene
2. Hearing Islam in the Atmosphere
3. Learning Recitation: The Institutionalization of the Recited Qur’an
4. Celebrating Religion and Nation: The Festivalization of the Qur’an
5. Performing Piety through Islamic Musical Arts
6. Rethinking Women, Music, and Islam

Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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