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Author Cohen, Matthew Isaac, author

Title Inventing the performing arts : modernity and tradition in colonial Indonesia / Matthew Isaac Cohen
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 328 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Introduction -- 1. Culture in common : intersecting European, Javanese, and Chinese art worlds -- 2. Hybrid and popular entertainments -- 3. Modern drama, spoken and sung -- 4. Music on the market --5. Ethnic "awakenings" -- 6. Bali, cultural tourism, modernized arts -- 7. The heyday of popular theater -- 8. Performing the arts of nationalism -- 9. Toward greater East Asian culture -- 10. The cultural center -- 11. Domination and resistance -- Conclusion: performing arts after colonialism
Summary Indonesia, with its mix of ethnic cultures, cosmopolitan ethos, and strong national ideology, offers a useful lens for examining the intertwining of tradition and modernity in globalized Asia. In 'Inventing the Performing Arts', Matthew Isaac Cohen explores the profound change in diverse arts practices from the nineteenth century until 1949
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 22, 2019)
Subject Performing arts -- Social aspects -- Indonesia
Performing arts -- Indonesia -- History -- 19th century
Performing arts -- Indonesia -- History -- 20th century
ART / Performance
Colonial influence.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
Performing arts -- Social aspects.
Performing arts.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Indonesia -- Colonial influence
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0824855574 electronic book
0824855590 electronic book
0824868714 electronic book
9780824855574 electronic book
9780824855598 electronic book
9780824868710 electronic book