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

View: 7449

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: 8468

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.

Musical Worlds in Yogyakarta

Author: Max Richter

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004253491

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 2005

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.

Performing Contemporary Indonesia

Celebrating Identity, Constructing Community

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004284931

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 282

View: 6871

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.


An Atlas of Composite Resin Stratification

Author: Jordi Manauta,Anna Salat

Publisher: Quintessence Publishing (IL)

ISBN: 9788874921737

Category: Medical

Page: 444

View: 5603

Despite the many advances of contemporary dental research in biomaterials and tissue regeneration, no dental material can perfectly correspond to natural tooth. The authors of this dynamic atlas posit that it is the mastery of layering technique and not the material itself that is most important in recreating natural- looking restorations. This reference book uses over a thousand images to explore the stratification of natural tooth and demonstrate solutions for how to arrange layers of composite resin to recreate the color, opacity, shape, and surface abnormalities of natural tooth. The authors provide step-by-step instruction in basic layering techniques as well as in advanced applications of dental characteristics, which are possible with a wide range of esthetic dental materials. In addition, each chapter is prefaced with insights from luminaries in esthetic dentistry, including Luiz Narciso Baratieri, Galip G rel, Pascal Magne, Francesco Mangani, Ricardo Mitrani, and Angelo Putignano, among others. Optimal stratification techniques not only create natural-looking beauty in restorations but also imitate the innate bioarchitecture of teeth, which is the foundation of functional and esthetic results.

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: 3622

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.

The Globalization of Musics in Transit

Music Migration and Tourism

Author: Simone Krüger,Ruxandra Trandafoiu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136182098

Category: Music

Page: 338

View: 8506

This book traces the particularities of music migration and tourism in different global settings, and provides current, even new perspectives for ethnomusicological research on globalizing musics in transit. The dual focus on tourism and migration is central to debates on globalization, and their examination—separately or combined—offers a useful lens on many key questions about where globalization is taking us: questions about identity and heritage, commoditization, historical and cultural representation, hybridity, authenticity and ownership, neoliberalism, inequality, diasporization, the relocation of allegiances, and more. Moreover, for the first time, these two key phenomena—tourism and migration—are studied conjointly, as well as interdisciplinary, in order to derive both parallels and contrasts. While taking diverse perspectives in embracing the contemporary musical landscape, the collection offers a range of research methods and theoretical approaches from ethnomusicology, anthropology, cultural geography, sociology, popular music studies, and media and communication. In so doing, Musics in Transit provides a rich exemplification of the ways that all forms of musical culture are becoming transnational under post-global conditions, sustained by both global markets and musics in transit, and to which both tourists and diasporic cosmopolitans make an important contribution.

Composite Inlays and Onlays

Structural, Periodontal, and Endodontic Aspects

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788874920198


Page: N.A

View: 7827


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: 7630

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

Computer–Assisted Research in the Humanities

A Directory of Scholars Active

Author: Joseph Raben

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483148807

Category: Reference

Page: 260

View: 4789

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.

The Archaeology of Late Antique 'Paganism'

Author: Luke Lavan,Michael Mulryan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004192379

Category: Social Science

Page: 642

View: 2376

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

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: 8431

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 Development of the Social Self

Author: Mark Bennett,Fabio Sani

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135426171

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 575

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.


Sung Narrative Poetry of West Sumatra

Author: Nigel Phillips

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521237376

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

View: 7707

Sijobang - the singing of a poetic narrative about the legendary hero Anggun Nan Tungga - is a form of popular entertainment in the area around Payakumbuh, in the highlands of West Sumatra. Although the story exists as a written text, it is best known locally as drama and sung narrative, and it is its character as an oral performance that forms the subject of this book. Nigel Phillips begins by setting sijobang in its cultural and literary context, and then goes on to describe the social background and training of the paid storytellers who perform the narrative. He presents a summary of the story, and discusses its transient, fragmentary and unstandardized form. Transcriptions and translations of two recorded performances follow, leading into a description of sijobang's main linguistic and literary features. Finally, Dr Phillips examines in some detail the extent to which performances vary from one occasion to another, and what connection this may have with the storyteller's degree of experience.

Irony's Edge

The Theory and Politics of Irony

Author: Linda Hutcheon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134937547

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 9137

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.

Linking Destinies

Trade, Towns and Kin in Asian History

Author: Peter Boomgaard,Dick Kooiman,Henk Schulte Nordholt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004253998

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 2397

Trade flows, cities and kinship relations can all be seen as elements of complex networks. In this collection of essays, all of which deal with Asia, we argue that there are good reasons to envisage them as various dimensions of the same networks.

Cleanliness and Culture

Indonesian Histories

Author: C. van Dijk,J. Gelman Taylor

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004253610

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 9325

Recent years have shown an increase in interest in the study of cleanliness from a historical and sociological perspective. Many of such studies on bathing and washing, on keeping the body and the streets clean, and on filth and the combat of dirt, focus on Europe. In Cleanliness and Culture attention shifts to the tropics, to Indonesia, in colonial times as well as in the present.

Popular Musics of the Non-Western World

An Introductory Survey

Author: Peter Manuel

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195063349

Category: Music

Page: 287

View: 9250

Reflecting the growing interest in popular music from the developing world, this unique book is the first to examine all major non-Western urban music styles, from increasingly familiar genres like reggae and salsa, to the lesser-known regional styles of Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, non-Western Europe (Greece, Yugoslavia, Portugal), Asia, and the Near East. Manuel establishes parameters that distinguish popular music from both folk and classical music, defining popular music as music created with the mass media in mind and reproduced on a large scale basis as a salable commodity for wide public consumption. While emphasizing stylistic analysis and historical development, he also treats the diverse popular musics as sites for the negotiation and mediation of the dialectics of nationalism and acculturation, tradition and modernity, urban and rural aesthetics, and grassroots spontaneity and corporate or bureaucratic manipulation. With its encyclopedic syntheses of earlier studies and extensive original research, Manuel's book will be an invaluable source for general readers and students of ethnology, popular music, and contemporary culture.