Women the Recited Qur an and Islamic Music in Indonesia

Women  the Recited Qur an  and Islamic Music in Indonesia
Author: Anne Rasmussen
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-08-23
ISBN: 0520947428
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women the Recited Qur an and Islamic Music in Indonesia Book Excerpt:

Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Contemporary Indonesia takes readers to the heart of religious musical praxis in Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population in the world. Anne K. Rasmussen explores a rich public soundscape, where women recite the divine texts of the Qur'an, and where an extraordinary diversity of Arab-influenced Islamic musical styles and genres, also performed by women, flourishes. Based on unique and revealing ethnographic research beginning at the end of Suharto's "New Order" and continuing into the era of "Reformation," the book considers the powerful role of music in the expression of religious nationalism. In particular, it focuses on musical style, women's roles, and the ideological and aesthetic issues raised by the Indonesian style of recitation.

Women the Recited Qur an and Islamic Music in Indonesia

Women  the Recited Qur   an  and Islamic Music in Indonesia
Author: Anne Rasmussen
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2010-08-23
ISBN: 0520255496
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women the Recited Qur an and Islamic Music in Indonesia Book Excerpt:

"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

Gateways to Understanding Music

Gateways to Understanding Music
Author: Timothy Rice,Dave Wilson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2019-01-31
ISBN: 135170883X
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gateways to Understanding Music Book Excerpt:

Gateways to Understanding Music explores music in all the categories that constitute contemporary musical experience: European classical music, popular music, jazz, and world music. Covering the oldest forms of human music making to the newest, the chronological narrative considers music from a global rather than a Eurocentric perspective. Each of sixty modular "gateways" covers a particular genre, style, or period of music. Every gateway opens with a guided listening example that unlocks a world of music through careful study of its structural elements. Based on their listening experience, students are asked to consider how the piece came to be composed or performed, how the piece or performance responded to the social and cultural issues at the time and place of its creation, and what that music means today. Students learn to listen to, explain, understand, and ultimately value all the music they may encounter in their world. FEATURES Global scope—Presents all music as worthy of study, including classical, world, popular, and jazz. Historical narrative—Begins with small-scale forager societies up to the present, with a shifting focus from global to European to American influences. Modular framework—60 gateways in 14 chapters allow flexibility to organize chronologically or by the seven recurring themes: aesthetics, emotion, social life, links to culture, politics, economics, and technology. Listening-guided learning—Leads to understanding the emotion, meaning, significance, and history of music. Introduction of musical concepts—Defined as needed and compiled into a Glossary for reference. Consistent structure—With the same step-by-step format, students learn through repeated practice how to listen and how to think about music. In addition to streamed audio examples, the companion website hosts essential instructors’ resources.

The Oxford Handbook of Qur anic Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Qur anic Studies
Author: Mustafa Shah,M. A. S. Abdel Haleem
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN: 0191081418
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Qur anic Studies Book Excerpt:

The Qur'an is the foundational sacred text of the Islamic faith. Traditionally revered as the literal word of God, its pronouncements and discussions form the bedrock of Islamic beliefs and teachings. Notwithstanding its religious pre-eminence and the fact that it is the sacred text for over one billion of the world's Muslims, the Qur'an is also considered to be the matchless masterpiece of the Arabic language. Its historical impact as a text can be discerned in all aspects of the heritage of the Arabic literary tradition. Over recent decades, academic engagement with the Qur'an has produced an impressive array of scholarship, ranging from detailed studies of the text's unique language, style and structure, to meticulous surveys of its contents, concepts and historical contexts. The Oxford Handbook of Qur'anic Studies is an essential reference and starting point for those with an academic interest in the Qur'an. It offers not only detailed reviews of influential subjects in the field, but also a critical overview of developments in the research discourse. It explores the tradition of Qur'anic exegesis and hermeneutics, making it a comprehensive academic resource for the study of the Qur'an. No single volume devoted to such a broad academic survey of the state of the field currently exists.

Divine Inspirations

Divine Inspirations
Author: David Harnish,Anne Rasmussen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2011-05-09
ISBN: 9780199793099
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divine Inspirations Book Excerpt:

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.

Food Faith and Gender in South Asia

Food  Faith and Gender in South Asia
Author: Nita Kumar,Usha Sanyal
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-02-20
ISBN: 1350137073
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Faith and Gender in South Asia Book Excerpt:

How do women express individual agency when engaging in seemingly prescribed or approved practices such as religious fasting? How are sectarian identities played out in the performance of food piety? What do food practices tell us about how women negotiate changes in family relationships? This collection offers a variety of distinct perspectives on these questions. Organized thematically, areas explored include the subordination of women, the nature of resistance, boundary making and the construction of identity and community. Methodologically, the essays use imaginative reconstructions of women's experiences, particularly where the only accounts available are written by men. The essays focus on Hindus and Muslims in South Asia, Sri Lankan Buddhist women and South Asians in the diaspora in the US and UK. Pioneering new research into food and gender roles in South Asia, this will be of use to students of food studies, sociology, anthropology and cultural studies.

Divine Inspirations

Divine Inspirations
Author: David D. Harnish,Anne K. Rasmussen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2011
ISBN: 019538542X
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divine Inspirations Book Excerpt:

From the rhythmic grooves of dang dut, the archipelago's tenacious pop music, to the oft-quoted image of the wayang shadow puppet-theater, this book investigates the expression of the Muslim religion through a diversity of art forms in this region.

Piety Politics and Everyday Ethics in Southeast Asian Islam

Piety  Politics  and Everyday Ethics in Southeast Asian Islam
Author: Robert Rozehnal
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-12-27
ISBN: 1350041734
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Piety Politics and Everyday Ethics in Southeast Asian Islam Book Excerpt:

This book explores the diversity and dynamism of Islam in Southeast Asia through the concept of adab, or beautiful behavior. Amid the complexity of Islamic civilization, adab provides Muslims with a shared sense of sacred history, identity, and morality. In the context of Islamic ethics, adab defines the rules of personal and public etiquette: good manners, proper conduct, civility and humaneness. Featuring the interdisciplinary research of nine prominent scholars of Islam, the book offers new perspectives on adab's multiple meanings and myriad applications for Muslim communities in Malaysia and Indonesia. The chapters examine a wide range of texts, spotlighting the writings of prominent Muslim thinkers, and contexts, focusing on the everyday experiences of lay Muslims. Drawing on a variety of theoretical and methodological lenses, the essays reveal how beautiful behavior impacts local institutions, cultural practices, and religious imaginations via politics and law, spirituality and piety, ethics and experience. With its careful textual analysis, detailed case studies, and attention to historical continuities and disjunctures, Piety, Politics and Everyday Ethics in Southeast Asian Islam is essential reading for students and scholars interested in global Islam and the lived, local dynamics of Muslim Southeast Asia.

The Oxford Handbook of Timbre

The Oxford Handbook of Timbre
Author: Emily I. Dolan,Alexander Rehding
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2021-09-15
ISBN: 0190637250
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Timbre Book Excerpt:

Despite its importance as a central feature of musical sounds, timbre has rarely stood in the limelight. First defined in the eighteenth century, denigrated during the nineteenth, the concept of timbre came into its own during the twentieth century and its fascination with synthesizers and electronic music-or so the story goes. But in fact, timbre cuts across all the boundaries that make up musical thought-combining scientific and artistic approaches to music, material and philosophical aspects, and historical and theoretical perspectives. Timbre challenges us to fundamentally reorganize the way we think about music. The twenty-five essays that make up this collection offer a variety of engagements with music from the perspective of timbre. The boundaries are set as broad as possible: from ancient Homeric sounds to contemporary sound installations, from birdsong to cochlear implants, from Tuvan overtone singing to the tv show The Voice, from violin mutes to Moog synthesizers. What unifies the essays across this vast diversity is the material starting point of the sounding object. This focus on the listening experience is radical departure from the musical work that has traditionally dominated musical discourse since its academic inception in late-nineteenth-century Europe. Timbre remains a slippery concept that has continuously demanded more, be it more precise vocabulary, a more systematic theory, or more rigorous analysis. Rooted in the psychology of listening, timbre consistently resists pinning complete down. This collection of essays provides an invitation for further engagement with the range of fascinating questions that timbre opens up.

Producing Indonesia

Producing Indonesia
Author: Eric Tagliacozzo
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2014-02-26
ISBN: 1501718975
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Producing Indonesia Book Excerpt:

The 26 scholars contributing to this volume have helped shape the field of Indonesian studies over the last three decades. They represent a broad geographic background—Indonesia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, Canada—and have studied in a wide array of key disciplines—anthropology, history, linguistics and literature, government and politics, art history, and ethnomusicology. Together they reflect on the "arc of our field," the development of Indonesian studies over recent tumultuous decades. They consider what has been achieved and what still needs to be accomplished as they interpret the groundbreaking works of their predecessors and colleagues. This volume is the product of a lively conference sponsored by Cornell University, with contributions revised following those interactions. Not everyone sees the development of Indonesian studies in the same way. Yet one senses—and this collection confirms—that disagreements among its practitioners have fostered a vibrant, resilient intellectual community. Contributors discuss photography and the creation of identity, the power of ethnic pop music, cross-border influences on Indonesian contemporary art, violence in the margins, and the shadows inherent in Indonesian literature. These various perspectives illuminate a diverse nation in flux and provide direction for its future exploration.

Shifting Allegiances Networks of Kinship and of Faith

Shifting Allegiances  Networks of Kinship and of Faith
Author: Isabel Moyra Dale
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-07-13
ISBN: 1498237193
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shifting Allegiances Networks of Kinship and of Faith Book Excerpt:

What happens when Muslim women gather together at the mosque to read the Qur'an, learn, and pray? How does family loyalty interact with mosque attendance for women? This book explores the growing Muslim women's piety movement through looking at one women's program in a Syrian suburban mosque. Community models shape individual behavior. The place and power of blessing help define the boundaries between orthodox and popular Islam. Modesty and shame, feasts and fasting, purity and prayer, interact to shape daily life possibilities for women involved in the mosque program. At the same time, the growing accessibility of religious teaching for women allows them to take up new places of authority in the Muslim ummah. Women read the Qur'an not just for blessing, but for what it has to say to issues of daily female and family life. And the words of communal dhikr devotion offer a window into the worshippers' consciousness of God and of Muhammad, Prophet of Islam. This detailed examination of a women's mosque program places it within the wider contemporary movement of piety and da'wa (mission) in Islam, offering an insight into the forces that are shaping communities and countries today.

Routledge Handbook of Islamic Ritual and Practice

Routledge Handbook of Islamic Ritual and Practice
Author: Oliver Leaman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2022-06-09
ISBN: 1000583902
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Islamic Ritual and Practice Book Excerpt:

Ritual and practice are one of the most distinctive features of religion, and they are linked with its central beliefs. Islam is no exception here, and this Handbook covers many aspects of those beliefs and practices. It describes the variety of what takes place but mainly why, and what the implications of both the theory and practice have for our understanding of Islam. The book includes accounts of prayer, food, pilgrimage, mosques, and the various legal and doctrinal schools that exist within Islam, with the focus on how they influence practice. The volume is organized in terms of texts, groups, practices, places, and others. An attempt has been made to discuss the wide range of Muslim ritual and practice and provide a sound guide to this significant aspect of the religious life of one of the largest groups of believers in the world today.

Scholars of Faith

Scholars of Faith
Author: Usha Sanyal
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2020-06-12
ISBN: 0199099898
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scholars of Faith Book Excerpt:

Since the late twentieth century, new institutions of Islamic learning for South Asian women and girls have emerged rapidly, particularly in urban areas and in the diaspora. This book reflects upon the increased access of Muslim girls and women to religious education and the purposes to which they seek to put their learning. Scholars of Faith is based on ethnographic fieldwork in two institutions of religious learning: the Jami‘a Nur madrasa in Shahjahanpur, North India, and Al-Huda International, an NGO that offers online courses on Islam, especially the Qur’an. In this monograph, Sanyal argues that Islamic religious education in the early twenty-first century—particularly for women—is thoroughly ‘modern’ and that this modernity, reflected in both old and new interpretations of religious texts, allows young South Asian women to evaluate their place in traditional structures of patriarchal authority in the public and private spheres in novel ways.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Qur an

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Qur an
Author: Andrew Rippin,Jawid Mojaddedi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN: 1118964802
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Qur an Book Excerpt:

Fully revised and updated, the second edition of The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Qur'ān offers an ideal resource for anyone who wishes to read and understand the Qur'ān as a text and as a vital component of Muslim life. While retaining the literary approach to the subject, this new edition extends both the theological and philosophical approaches to the Qur'ān. Edited by the noted authority on the Qur'ān, Andrew Rippin, and Islamic Studies scholar Jawid Mojaddedi, and with contributions from other internationally renowned scholars, the book is comprehensive in scope and written in clear and accessible language. New to this edition is material on modern exegesis, the study of the Qur'ān in the West, the relationship between the Qur'ān and religions prior to Islam, and much more. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Qur'ān is a rich and wide-ranging resource, exploring the Qur'ān as both a religious text and as a work of literature.

The Fighting Art of Pencak Silat and its Music

The Fighting Art of Pencak Silat and its Music
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2016-01-18
ISBN: 900430875X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fighting Art of Pencak Silat and its Music Book Excerpt:

With a wealth of information about an array of performance genres related to the fighting art of pencak silat, this volume articulates for the very first time fascinating dimensions of the beauty, philosophy and diversity of Southeast Asian cultural life.

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East
Author: Soraya Altorki
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2015-07-07
ISBN: 1118475615
Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East Book Excerpt:

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East presents a comprehensive overview of current trends and future directions in anthropological research and activism in the modern Middle East. Featuring contributions from a wide range of distinguished contemporary scholars of Middle East anthropology, chapters encompass the entire breadth of the region’s cultural, social, political, and religious diversity. Numerous issues covering various aspects of Middle Eastern anthropological concerns are addressed—topics drawn from religion, the arts, language, and politics to political economy, the law, human rights, multiculturalism, and globalization. Within each topic explored, individual authors focus on the most pressing methodological and theoretical concerns raised by contemporary scholars, along with key conceptual breakthroughs, gaps in the literature, and fruitful areas for further research. Timely and thought-provoking, A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East is an invaluable resource for anthropologists and other social scientists seeking a better understanding of the complex relationship between the East and West in our new global environments.

Theorizing Sound Writing

Theorizing Sound Writing
Author: Deborah Kapchan
Publsiher: Wesleyan University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN: 0819576662
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theorizing Sound Writing Book Excerpt:

The study of listening—aurality—and its relation to writing is the subject of this eclectic edited volume. Theorizing Sound Writing explores the relationship between sound, theory, language, and inscription. This volume contains an impressive lineup of scholars from anthropology, ethnomusicology, musicology, performance, and sound studies. The contributors write about sound in their ongoing work, while also making an intervention into the ethics of academic knowledge, one in which listening is the first step not only in translating sound into words but also in compassionate scholarship.

Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society

Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society
Author: Nadirsyah Hosen
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2018-09-28
ISBN: 1781003068
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society Book Excerpt:

The Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society provides an examination of the role of Islamic law as it applies in Muslim and non-Muslim societies through legislation, fatwa, court cases, sermons, media, or scholarly debate. It illuminates the intersection of social, political, economic and cultural factors that inform Islamic Law across a number of jurisdictions. Chapters evaluate when and how actors and institutions have turned to Islamic law to address problems faced by societies in Muslim and, in some cases, Western states.

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture
Author: Janet Sturman
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 2728
Release: 2019-02-26
ISBN: 1483317749
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture Book Excerpt:

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Music and Culture presents key concepts in the study of music in its cultural context and provides an introduction to the discipline of ethnomusicology, its methods, concerns, and its contributions to knowledge and understanding of the world's musical cultures, styles, and practices. The diverse voices of contributors to this encyclopedia confirm ethnomusicology's fundamental ethos of inclusion and respect for diversity. Combined, the multiplicity of topics and approaches are presented in an easy-to-search A-Z format and offer a fresh perspective on the field and the subject of music in culture. Key features include: Approximately 730 signed articles, authored by prominent scholars, are arranged A-to-Z and published in a choice of print or electronic editions Pedagogical elements include Further Readings and Cross References to conclude each article and a Reader’s Guide in the front matter organizing entries by broad topical or thematic areas Back matter includes an annotated Resource Guide to further research (journals, books, and associations), an appendix listing notable archives, libraries, and museums, and a detailed Index The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and Cross References combine for thorough search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic edition

un Common Sounds

 un Common Sounds
Author: Roberta R. King,Sooi Ling Tan
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2014-11-18
ISBN: 1725249154
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

un Common Sounds Book Excerpt:

In troubled times of heightened global tensions and conflict, (un)Common Sounds: Songs of Peace and Reconciliation among Muslims and Christians explores the contribution of music and the performing arts to peacebuilding and interfaith dialogue in interreligious settings. It asks the simple but endlessly complex question: How is music and song used in our faiths and daily lives to foster peace and reconciliation? Focusing on the two largest world religions that together comprise more than 55% of the world's population, the essays address the complexities of embodied, lived religious traditions by moving across and linking a range of disciplines: ethnomusicology (the intersection of music and culture), peacemaking, Islamic studies, and Christian theology. Based on research in the Middle East, North Africa, and Indonesia, context-specific case studies serve to identify and reflect on the significant roles of music and the performing arts in fostering sustainable peace. (un)Common Sounds investigates the dynamics of peacebuilding and interfaith dialogue as they relate to music's transformative roles in conflict and post-conflict settings. Classroom tested, (un)Common Sounds also provides discussion questions and projects for each chapter, a companion Web site (www.songsforpeaceproject.org), and an available documentary film to enhance learning in the academy, nongovernmental organizations, and religious groups.