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Author Rasmussen, Anne K.

Title Women, the recited Qur'an, and Islamic music in Indonesia / Anne K. Rasmussen
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 312 pages) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)
Contents Setting the scene -- Hearing Islam in the atmosphere -- Learning recitation : the institutionalization of the recited Qur'an -- Celebrating religion and nation : the festivalization of the Qur'an -- Performing piety through Islamic musical arts -- Rethinking women, music, and Islam
Summary Women the 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 extraordianry diversity of Arab-influenced Islamic musical styles and genres, also performed by women, flourishes. Based on 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 reliogious nationalism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-295) and index
Subject Qurʼan -- Recitation.
Islamic music -- Indonesia -- History and criticism.
Muslim women -- Indonesia -- Social conditions.
Women in Islam -- Indonesia.
Form Electronic book
Author American Council of Learned Societies.