Sonic Modernities in the Malay World

A History of Popular Music, Social Distinction and Novel Lifestyles (1930s – 2000s)

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900426177X

Category: Music

Page: 388

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Sonic Modernities analyses the interplay between the production of popular music, shifting ideas of the modern and, in its aftermath, processes of social differentiation in twentieth-century Southeast Asia.

Recollecting Resonances

Indonesian-Dutch Musical Encounters

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004258590

Category: Music

Page: 366

View: 4019

Over time Dutch and Indonesian musicians have inspired each other and they continue to do so. Recollecting Resonances offers a way of studying these musical encounters and a mutual heritage one today still can listen to.

Performing Contemporary Indonesia

Celebrating Identity, Constructing Community

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004284931

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 282

View: 4145

Examples from different regions, of varied genres, illustrate how contemporary performance participates in and gives expression to the complex social changes taking place in Indonesia today.

Divine Inspirations

Music and Islam in Indonesia

Author: David D. Harnish,Anne K. Rasmussen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019538542X

Category: Music

Page: 383

View: 6746

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.

Composite Inlays and Onlays

Structural, Periodontal, and Endodontic Aspects

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788874920198


Page: N.A

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Musical Worlds in Yogyakarta

Author: Max Richter

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004253491

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 6312

Musical Worlds in Yogyakarta addresses themes of social identity and power, counterpoising Pierre Bourdieu’s theories on class, gender and nation with the author’s alternative perspectives of inter-group social capital, physicality and grounded cosmopolitanism. The author argues that Yogyakarta is exemplary of how everyday people make use of music to negotiate issues of power and at the same time promote peace and intergroup appreciation in culturallydiverse inner-city settings.

Voices in Bali

Energies and Perceptions in Vocal Music and Dance Theater

Author: Edward Herbst

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819563194

Category: Music

Page: 198

View: 3600

A polyphonic study of Balinese aesthetics that broadens an intercultural understanding of performance.

Irony's Edge

The Theory and Politics of Irony

Author: Linda Hutcheon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134937547

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 5968

The edge of irony, says Linda Hutcheon, is always a social and political edge. Irony depends upon interpretation; it happens in the tricky, unpredictable space between expression and understanding. Irony's Edge is a fascinating, compulsively readable study of the myriad forms and the effects of irony. It sets out, for the first time, a sustained, clear analysis of the theory and the political contexts of irony, using a wide range of references from contemporary culture. Examples extend from Madonna to Wagner, from a clever quip in conversation to a contentious exhibition in a museum. Irony's Edge outlines and then challenges all the major existing theories of irony, providing the most comprehensive and critically challengin theory of irony to date.

The Encoded Cirebon Mask

Materiality, Flow, and Meaning along Java's Islamic Northwest Coast

Author: Laurie Margot Ross

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004315217

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 9304

In The Encoded Cirebon Mask: Materiality, Flow, and Meaning along Java’s Islamic Northwest Coast, Laurie Margot Ross situates masks and masked dance in the Cirebon region of Java (Indonesia) as an authentic expression of Islam by analyzing the objects themselves.

The Archaeology of Late Antique 'Paganism'

Author: Luke Lavan,Michael Mulryan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004192379

Category: Social Science

Page: 642

View: 2140

Papers from the conference "The Archaeology of Late Antique Paganism" held in 2005 in Leuven.

The Development of the Social Self

Author: Mark Bennett,Fabio Sani

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135426171

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 4598

Drawing upon the perspective of social identity theory, The Development of the Social Self is concerned with the acquisition and development of children's social identities. In contrast to previous work on self-development, which has focused primarily on the development of the personal self, this volume makes a case for the importance of the study of the social self - that is, the self as defined through group memberships, such as gender, ethnicity, and nationality. A broad range of identity-related issues are addressed, such as ingroup identification, conceptions of social identities, prejudice, and the central role of social context. Based on contributions from leading researchers in Europe, Australia and the US, the book summarises the major research programmes conducted to date. Furthermore, the closing chapters provide commentary on this research, as well as mapping out key directions for future research. With a unique focus encompassing both social and developmental psychology, The Development of the Social Self will appeal to a broad spectrum of students and researchers in both disciplines, as well as those working in related areas such as sociology and child development.

Computer–Assisted Research in the Humanities

A Directory of Scholars Active

Author: Joseph Raben

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483148807

Category: Reference

Page: 260

View: 9776

Computer-Assisted Research in the Humanities describes various computer-assisted research in the humanities and related social sciences. It is a compendium of data collected between November 1966 and May 1972 and published in Computer and the Humanities. The book begins with an analysis of language teaching texts including the DOVACK system, a program used for remedial reading instruction. It then discusses the objectives, types of computer used, and status of the Bibliographic On-line Display (BOLD), semiotic systems, augmented human intellect program, automatic indexing, and similar research. The remaining chapters present computer-assisted research on language and literature, philosophy, social sciences, and visual arts. Students who seek a single reference work for computer-assisted research in the humanities will find this book useful.

Taming the Wind of Desire

Psychology, Medicine, and Aesthetics in Malay Shamanistic Performance

Author: Carol Laderman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520913707

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

View: 4875

Charged with restoring harmony and relieving pain, the Malay shaman places his patients in trance and encourages them to express their talents, drives, personality traits—the "Inner Winds" of Malay medical lore—in a kind of performance. These healing ceremonies, formerly viewed by Western anthropologists as exotic curiosities, actually reveal complex multicultural origins and a unique indigenous medical tradition whose psychological content is remarkably relevant to contemporary Western concerns. Accepted as apprentice to a Malay shaman, Carol Laderman learned and recorded every aspect of the healing seance and found it comparable in many ways to the traditional dramas of Southeast Asia and of other cultures such as ancient Greece, Japan, and India. The Malay seance is a total performance, complete with audience, stage, props, plot, music, and dance. The players include the patient along with the shaman and his troupe. At the center of the drama are pivotal relationships—among people, between humans and spirits, and within the self. The best of the Malay shamans are superb poets, dramatists, and performers as well as effective healers of body and soul.

Cisco Frame Relay Solutions Guide

Author: Jonathan Chin

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 9781587051166

Category: Computers

Page: 669

View: 5790

Understand Frame Relay usage, implementation, and management for improved Layer 2 switching Review Cisco Systems-specific Frame Relay solutions, including feature advantages Learn methodologies and strategies from real world Cisco Systems case studies, covering a broad range of problems

Internet Resources and Services for International Real Estate Information

Author: Sheau-yueh J. Chao

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1573563730

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 9869

You're investing in real estate, relocating to a new state, or maybe moving to a new country. You go to the Internet, an endless source of information. But is it current? Is it accurate? Can you even find what you need? This analytic guide to nearly 2000 real estate Web sites examines resources for data on broad geographical regions right down to individual localities (including U.S. states).

Inventing the Business of Opera

The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth Century Venice

Author: Beth Glixon,Jonathan Glixon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195342976

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 7777

In mid seventeenth-century Venice, opera first emerged from courts and private drawing rooms to become a form of public entertainment. Early commercial operas were elaborate spectacles, featuring ornate costumes and set design along with dancing and music. As ambitious works of theater, these productions required not only significant financial backing, but also strong managers to oversee several months of rehearsals and performances. These impresarios were responsible for every facet of production from contracting the cast to balancing the books at season's end. The systems they created still survive, in part, today. Inventing the Business of Opera explores public opera in its infancy, from 1637 to 1677, when theater owners and impresarios established Venice as the operatic capital of Europe. Drawing on extensive new documentation, the book studies all of the components necessary to opera production, from the financial backing of various populations of Venice, to the commissioning and creation of the libretto and the score; the recruitment and employment of singers, dancers, and instrumentalists; the production of the scenery and the costumes, and, the nature of the audience; and, finally, the issue of patronage. Throughout the book, the problems faced by impresarios come into new focus. The authors chronicle the progress of Marco Faustini, the impresario most well known today, who made his way from one of Venice's smallest theaters to one of the largest. His companies provide the most personal view of an impresario and his partners, who ranged from Venetian nobles to artisans. Throughout the book, Venice emerges as a city that prized novelty over economy, with new repertory, scenery, costumes, and expensive singers the rule rather than the exception. The authors examine the challenges faced by four separate Venetian theaters during the seventeenth century: San Cassiano, the first opera theater, the Novissimo, the small Sant'Aponal, and San Luca, established in 1660. Only two of them would survive past the 1650s. Through close examination of an extraordinary cache of documents--including personal papers, account books, and correspondence -- Beth and Jonathan Glixon provide a comprehensive view of opera production in mid-seventeenth century Venice. For the first time in a study of opera, an emphasis is placed on the physical production -- the scenery, costumes, and stage machinery -- that tied these opera productions to the social and economic life of the city. This original and meticulously researched study will be of strong interest to all students of opera and its history.

Healing Sounds from the Malaysian Rainforest

Temiar Music and Medicine

Author: Marina Roseman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520082818

Category: Music

Page: 278

View: 5559

"One of the best pieces of ethnomusicological research of the last ten years. Roseman shows just how central musical ideas and practices are to a way of knowing and imagining the world, to a way of transforming ordinary experiences, and to penetrating belief systems more broadly."—Steven Feld, University of Texas, Austin "An exciting contribution to interpretive medical anthropology. Moving analytically between Temiar cultural constrictions of illness and health, and the humanely organized sounds of healing ceremonies, Roseman explicates the culural logic whereby aesthetic configurations participate in a comprehensive, therapeutically effective pattern of reality. This author has brocaded medical anthropology with ethnomusicology, producing a shimmering postmodern ethnographic tapestry of great subtlety and strength."—Barbara Tedlock, SUNY, Buffalo

In Search of Middle Indonesia

Middle Classes in Provincial Towns

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004263438

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 9856

The middle classes of Indonesia’s provincial towns are not particularly rich yet nationally influential. This book examines them ethnographically. Rather than a market-friendly, liberal middle class, it finds a conservative petty bourgeoisie just out of poverty and skilled at politics. Please note that Sylvia Tidey's article (pp. 89-110) will only be available in the print edition of this book (9789004263000).

Webster's New World Student Writing Handbook

Author: Sharon Sorenson

Publisher: Webster's New World

ISBN: 0470506555

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 9373

Now more portable and easier to navigate! "Webster's New World Student Writing Handbook," Fifth Edition has been refreshed and updated to give you a more portable and efficient reference for all of your high school and college writing needs! From essays to feature articles, from book reports to scripts, you'll get coverage of all thirty-seven types of student writing, good writing principles, subject-specific writing samples, and important considerations for writing and the Internet. You'll enjoy updated coverage and improvements including: All-new sections on term papers A sleek interior design that makes content easier to navigate Brand-new coverage of specific considerations when writing for various subjects, including English, social sciences, science, business, and technical subjects Expanded content on job applications, college application essays, special program admission essays, and scholarship essays A companion Web site features concrete examples of the topics covered in each core subject area Acclaimed by fellow students, educators, and parents, "Webster's New World Student Writing Handbook" is your one-stop reference for writing top-quality essays, term papers, and reportsOCoon any school subject."