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Author Eisenlohr, Patrick, 1967- author

Title Sounding Islam : voice, media, and sonic atmospheres in an Indian Ocean world / Patrick Eisenlohr
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
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Contents Sounding Islam -- Devotional Islam and sound reproduction -- Aspirations in transnational religious networks -- The materiality of media and the vanishing medium -- The work of transduction: Voice as atmosphere -- Sound as affect? Encorporation and movement in vocal performance
Summary "Sounding Islam investigates the sonic dimensions of religion, combining perspectives from the anthropology of media, the anthropology of semiotic mediation, and sound studies. Based on long-term ethnographic research on devotional Islam in Mauritius, Patrick Eisenlohr explores how the voice, as a site of divine manifestation, becomes refracted in media practices that have become integral parts of religion. At the core of Eisenlohr's concern is the interplay of voice, media, affect, and listeners' experience, especially within the context of Mauritian Islamic practices. The work is a contribution to the anthropological study of sound, media, and religious experience and a rich study of Mauritius, diasporic South Asian communities, and global Islam."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Eisenlohr, Patrick 2018 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND license
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Subject Islam -- Mauritius.
Islamic poetry.
Sound -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018012075
ISBN 0520298713
0520970764 (electronic bk.)
9780520970762 (electronic bk.)
(paperback;) (alk. paper)