Performance, Popular Culture, and Piety in Muslim Southeast Asia

Author: T. Daniels

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137318392

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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The Muslim-majority nations of Malaysia and Indonesia are known for their extraordinary arts and Islamic revival movements. This collection provides an extensive view of dance, music, television series, and film in rural, urban, and mass-mediated contexts and how pious Islamic discourses are encoded and embodied in these public cultural forms.
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Piety, Politics, and Everyday Ethics in Southeast Asian Islam

Beautiful Behavior

Author: Robert Rozehnal

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350041726

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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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.
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Globalized Muslim Youth in the Asia Pacific

Popular Culture in Singapore and Sydney

Author: Kamaludeen Mohamed Mohamed Nasir

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137542640

Category: Political Science

Page: 231

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This book is a sociological study of Muslim youth culture in two global cities in the Asia Pacific: Singapore and Sydney. Comparing young Muslims' participation in and reflections on various elements of popular culture, this study illuminates the range of attitudes and strategies they adopt to reconcile popular youth culture with piety.
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Gender and Islam in Indonesian Cinema

Author: Alicia Izharuddin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811021732

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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This book presents a historical overview of the Indonesian film industry, the relationship between censorship and representation, and the rise of Islamic popular culture. It considers scholarship on gender in Indonesian cinema through the lens of power relations. With key themes such as nationalism, women's rights, polygamy, and terrorism which have preoccupied local filmmakers for decades, Indonesia cinema resonates with the socio-political changes and upheavals in Indonesia’s modern history and projects images of the nation through the debates on gender and Islam. The text also sheds light on broader debates and questions about contemporary Islam and gender construction in contemporary Indonesia. Offering cutting edge accounts of the production of Islamic cinema, this new book considers gendered dimensions of Islamic media creation which further enrich the representations of the 'religious' and the 'Islamic' in the everyday lives of Muslims in South East Asia.
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Stunning Males and Powerful Females

Gender and Tradition in East Javanese Dance

Author: Christina Sunardi

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252096916

Category: Music

Page: 272

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In east Javanese dance traditions like Beskalan and Ngremo, musicians and dancers negotiate gender through performances where males embody femininity and females embody masculinity. Christina Sunardi ventures into the regency of Malang in east Java to study and perform with dancers. Through formal interviews and casual conversation, Sunardi learns about their lives and art. Her work shows how performers continually transform dance traditions to negotiate, and renegotiate, the boundaries of gender and sex--sometimes reinforcing lines of demarcation, sometimes transgressing them, and sometimes doing both simultaneously. But Sunardi's investigation moves beyond performance. It expands notions of the spiritual power associated with female bodies and feminine behavior, and the ways women, men, and waria (male-to-female transvestites) access the magnetic power of femaleness.
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Living Sharia

Law and Practice in Malaysia

Author: Timothy P. Daniels

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295742569

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Drawing on ethnographic research, Living Sharia examines the role of sharia in the sociopolitical processes of contemporary Malaysia. The book traces the contested implementation of Islamic family and criminal laws and sharia economics to provide cultural frameworks for understanding sharia among Muslims and non-Muslims. Timothy Daniels explores how the way people think about sharia is often entangled with notions about race, gender equality, nationhood, liberal pluralism, citizenship, and universal human rights. He reveals that Malaysians� ideas about sharia are not isolated from�nor always opposed to�liberal pluralism and secularism. Living Sharia will be of interest to scholars as well as to policy makers, consultants, and professionals working with global NGOs.
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Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World

Performance, Politics and Piety

Author: Kamal Salhi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317963091

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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In contrast to many books on Islam that focus on political rhetoric and activism, this book explores Islam's extraordinarily rich cultural and artistic diversity, showing how sound, music and bodily performance offer a window onto the subtleties and humanity of Islamic religious experience. Through a wide range of case studies from West Asia, South Asia and North Africa and their diasporas - including studies of Sufi chanting in Egypt and Morocco, dance in Afghanistan, and "Muslim punk" on-line - the book demonstrates how Islam should not be conceived of as being monolithic or monocultural, how there is a large disagreement within Islam as to how music and performance should be approached, such disagreements being closely related to debates about orthodoxy, secularism, and moderate and fundamental Islam, and how important cultural activities have been, and continue to be, for the formation of Muslim identity.
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Perfection Makes Practice

Learning, Emotion, and the Recited Qur??n in Indonesia

Author: Anna M. Gade

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824825997

Category: Religion

Page: 348

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The last decade has seen widespread Islamic religious revitalization in Southeast Asia, a region with a Muslim population almost as large as that of the entire Arabic-speaking Middle East. One such movement in 1990s Indonesia promoted engagement with the Quran through memorization, reading, skilled performance, and popular competitions in recitation. This movement drew on longstanding structures of Islamic education and piety, social interests, Southeast Asian patterns of performance and aesthetics, and unique features of the Quran itself. Based on fieldwork in South Sulawesi and elsewhere in Indonesia, Perfection Makes Practice vividly portrays Indonesian Muslims' committed practice of perfecting their own (and others') Quranic piety."
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Java, Indonesia and Islam

Author: Mark Woodward

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400700567

Category: Religion

Page: 275

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Mark R. Woodward’s Islam in Java: Normative Piety and Mysticism in the Sultanate of Yogyakarta (1989) was one of the most important work on Indonesian Islam of the era. This new volume, Java, Indonesia, and Islam, builds on the earlier study, but also goes beyond it in important ways. Written on the basis of Woodward’s thirty years of research on Javanese Islam in a Yogyakarta (south-central Java) setting, the book presents a much-needed collection of essays concerning Javanese Islamic texts, ritual, sacred space, situated in Javanese and Indonesian political contexts. With a number of entirely new essays as well as significantly revised versions of essays this book is a valuable contribution to the academic community by an eminent anthropologist and key authority on Islamic religion and culture in Java.
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A Companion to Muslim Cultures

Author: Amyn B. Sajoo

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857735217

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Culture shapes every aspect of the relationship between God and the believer in Islam - as well as among believers, and with those beyond the fold. Fasts, prayers and pilgrimages are attuned to social rhythms old and new, no less than the designs of mosques and public gardens, the making of ‘religious’ music, and ways of thinking about technology and wellbeing. Ancient deserts and modern urban landscapes may echo with the same call for transcendence, but in voices that emerge from very different everyday realities. Scripture itself, as the Prophet Muhammad knew, is ever seen through a cultural lens; both language and what it communicates are intimately tied to context. And the cosmopolitanism that runs through Muslim history from the outset recalls T.S. Eliot’s remark that culture is ‘that which makes life worth living’. It frames how the deepest religious values are understood and practiced, from modesty in adornment and solidarity with the underprivileged, to integrity and accountability in political life. Muslims have never been content with a passive separation of faith from their daily lives, whether public or private. What are the implications of this holistic view in a diverse world of Muslims and non-Muslims? How do core ethical values interface with the particulars of local cultures in all their complexity, especially when it comes to matters like the status of women and the scope of individual religious freedom? The answers - at a time when secular and Muslim identities appear to be locked in conflict- are explored in this Companion by some of today’s finest scholars.
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Der inspizierte Muslim

Zur Politisierung der Islamforschung in Europa

Author: Schirin Amir-Moazami

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839436753

Category: Social Science

Page: 374

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Muslime in Europa stehen im Fokus. Sie werden beäugt, beforscht und vermessen. Von diesem geballten öffentlichen und politischen Interesse ist auch die akademische Forschung nicht ausgenommen. Der Band hält hier inne und fragt: Wer wird auf welche Weise als Muslim in den Blick genommen? Von wem und warum? Welche Fragen sind prägend und welche erkenntnistheoretischen und normativen Annahmen liegen ihnen zugrunde? Die Beiträge des Bandes beleuchten (selbst-)kritisch die Zusammenhänge von akademischem Wissen und politischem Eingriff. Denn nicht ein Mehr an Wissen über Muslime führt zu einer wirksamen Kritik an ihrer vermehrten Diskursivierung, sondern eine kritische Reflexion über die Voraussetzungen der Wissensproduktion.
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Religionsinterne Kritik und religiöser Pluralismus im gegenwärtigen Südostasien

Author: Manfred Hutter

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631575000

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 253

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Das Rahmenthema -Religion und Kritik- der Jahrestagung der -Deutschen Vereinigung fur Religionswissenschaft- im September 2005 in Bayreuth war Ausgangspunkt fur die Fragestellung, welche Formen von Religionskritik im sudostasiatischen Kontext festzustellen sind. Da die meisten Staaten in Sudostasien entweder eine -Mehrheitsreligion- favorisieren oder wenigen Religionen einen von der Verfassung geregelten Platz zuweisen, entzundet sich Kritik in der Spannung zwischen Harmonisierungstendenzen und dem Festhalten an religionsinternem Pluralismus, indem (Lehr-)Interpretationen oder Praktiken kritisiert bzw. abgelehnt werden. Der Band vereinigt mitteleuropaische sowie sudostasiatische Autorinnen und Autoren, die Formen von -Religionskritik- anhand der grossen Religionen Buddhismus, Hinduismus, Islam und Christentum in deren jeweils unterschiedlichen Ausformungen in einzelnen Landern Sudostasiens aufzeigen. Dabei wird in vergleichender Perspektive sichtbar, dass Religionen jeweils abhangig von der konkreten lokalen Umgebung unterschiedliches Kritikpotenzial entfalten. Das Spektrum der Fragen zeigt Sudostasien als eine vitale Region fur religiosen Wandel der Gegenwart."
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Der indische Online-Heiratsmarkt

Medienpraktiken und Frauenbilder im Wandel

Author: Fritzi-Marie Titzmann

Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH

ISBN: 3732900118

Category: Internet

Page: 340

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In Indien wirft das Thema Eheschließung Fragen individueller und kultureller Identität im Spannungsfeld von gesellschaftlichem Wandel und Kontinuität auf. Am rasant wachsenden indischen Online-Heiratsmarkt lassen sich diese Fragen besonders eindrücklich im Zusammenhang mit der Medienentwicklung diskutieren. Die Autorin beschreibt die gleichzeitig global ausgerichteten, aber als ‚indisch‘ konnotierten Online-Heiratsmärkte und zeigt, wie sich diese in die Ausdifferenzierungsprozesse der indischen und transnationalen Medienlandschaft einfügen. In einem zweiten Schritt stellt sie Konzepte von Weiblichkeit und Ehe vor, die diese Portale transportieren, und analysiert den Umgang der Nutzerinnen mit den Erwartungen und Rollenklischees, die Familie und Gesellschaft an sie herantragen.
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Die Araber

eine Geschichte von Unterdrückung und Aufbruch

Author: Eugene L. Rogan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783549074251

Category: Arab countries

Page: 735

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Die arabische Revolution wird, wenn sie Erfolg hat, ein ähnlich epochales Ereignis sein wie die friedliche Revolution von 1989 in Osteuropa. Mehr als 200 Millionen Araber zwischen Persischem Golf und Atlantik sind dabei, das Joch jahrzehntelanger despotischer Regime abzuschütteln und Anschluss zu finden an die freiheitliche, moderne Welt des Westens. Eugene Rogan, einer der besten Kenner der arabischen Welt, bietet mit seiner großen Geschichte der Araber eine exzellente Grundlage zum Verständnis der aktuellen Ereignisse in Ägypten, Syrien, Tunesien oder Libyen. Rogans Darstellung beginnt mit der Eroberung der arabischen Welt durch das Osmanische Reich zu Beginn des 16. Jahrhunderts und führt bis zum revolutionären Aufbruch unserer Tage. Es ist eine lange Geschichte der Unterdrückung und Ausbeutung, die Rogan eindringlich zu erzählen weiß. Aber auch die reiche Kultur dieser Länder und die vielen kaum bekannten Versuche der arabischen Völker in der Vergangenheit, sich gegen ihre Unterdrücker aufzulehnen und Freiheit und Wohlstand zu erlangen, werden anhand einer Fülle faszinierender Originalquellen anschaulich dargestellt.
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Islam

A Westerner's Guide

Author: D. S. Roberts

Publisher: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 191

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Die Mutter des Erfolgs

Wie ich meinen Kindern das Siegen beibrachte

Author: Amy Chua

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3312004772

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Amy Chua ist Juraprofessorin in Yale und zweifache Mutter. Ihre Kinder will sie zum Erfolg erziehen - mit allen Mitteln. Und gemäß den Regeln ihrer Wurzeln in China ist Erfolg nur mit härtester Arbeit zu erreichen. Sie beschließt, dass ihre Töchter als Musikerinnen Karriere machen sollen. Nun wird deren Kindheit zur Tortur. Wo eine Eins minus als schlechte Note gilt, muss Lernen anders vermittelt werden als in unserer westlichen Pädagogik. In ihrem Erlebnisbericht erzählt die Autorin fesselnd, witzig und mit kluger Offenheit von einem gnadenlosen Kampf, der ihr und ihren Töchtern alles abverlangte: ein packendes und hochkomisches Buch über Familie und Erziehung, über Leistungsdruck und über den Willen, unbedingt zu siegen.
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