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Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia

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Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Contemporary Indonesia takes readers to the heart of religious musical praxis in Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population in the world. Anne K. Rasmussen explores a rich public soundscape, where women recite the divine texts of the Qur'an, and where an extraordinary diversity of Arab-influenced Islamic musical styles and genre ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 23rd 2010 by University of California Press (first published July 31st 2010)
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Jan 17, 2011 rated it liked it
Interesting topic, and a good example of a self-reflective ethnography. The book makes a good contribution to studies of music and Quranic recitation in the Muslim world as well as the role of women/Islam in this field. One of the significant themes the book had, which I thought was evident throughout is the level of tolerance the more "traditional" Muslims of Indonesia have towards these practices, in contrast to the "modernists" who are more intolerant. Upsets the assumptions we hold towards t ...more
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