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The Resource Bridges to the ancestors : music, myth, and cultural politics at an Indonesian festival, David D. Harnish, (electronic resource)

Bridges to the ancestors : music, myth, and cultural politics at an Indonesian festival, David D. Harnish, (electronic resource)

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Bridges to the ancestors : music, myth, and cultural politics at an Indonesian festival
Title
Bridges to the ancestors
Title remainder
music, myth, and cultural politics at an Indonesian festival
Statement of responsibility
David D. Harnish
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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DLC
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1954-
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Harnish, David D.
Dewey number
394.265/09598/6
LC call number
DS632.S38
LC item number
H37 2006
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  • Sasak (Indonesian people)
  • Sasak (Indonesian people)
  • Mythology, Balinese
  • Songs, Balinese
  • Fasts and feasts
  • Political culture
  • Muslism
  • Hindus
  • Lombok (Indonesia)
  • Lombok (Indonesia)
Summary expansion
The spectacular Lingsar festival is held annually at a village temple complex built above the most abundant water springs on the island of Lombok, near Bali. Participants come to the festival not only for the efficacy of its rites but also for its spiritual, social, and musical experience. A nexus of religious, political, artistic, and agrarian interests, the festival also serves to harmonize relations between indigenous Sasak Muslims and migrant Balinese Hindus. Ethnic tensions, however, lie beneath the surface of cooperative behavior, and struggles regularly erupt over which group-Balinese or Sasak-owns the past and dominates the present. Bridges to the Ancestors is a broad ethnographic study of the festival based on over two decades of research. The work addresses the festival's players, performing arts, rites, and histories, and considers its relationship to the island's sociocultural and political trends. Music, the most public icon of the festival, has been largely responsible for overcoming differences between the island's two ethnic groups. Through the intermingling of Balinese and Sasak musics at the festival, a profound union has been forged, which participants confirm has been the event's primary social role. Bridges to the Ancestors effectively reveals the Lingsar festival as a site of cultural struggle as the author explores how history, identity, and power are constructed and negotiated. He addresses the fascinating interaction between music and myth and the forces of modernity, globalization, authenticity, tourism, religion, regionalism, and nationalism in maintaining "tradition."
Label
Bridges to the ancestors : music, myth, and cultural politics at an Indonesian festival, David D. Harnish, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-252) and index
Contents
  • Encounters, constructions, reflections -- Festivals and cultures of Lombok -- Myths, actors, and politics -- Temples units, performing arts, and festival rites -- Music: history, cosmology, and content -- Exploration of meaning -- Changing dimensions/changing identities -- The final gong
  • Encounters, constructions, reflections -- Festivals and cultures of Lombok -- Myths, actors, and politics -- Temples units, performing arts, and festival rites -- Music: history, cosmology, and content -- Exploration of meaning -- Changing dimensions/changing identities -- The final gong
  • Encounters, constructions, reflections -- Festivals and cultures of Lombok -- Myths, actors, and politics -- Temples units, performing arts, and festival rites -- Music: history, cosmology, and content -- Exploration of meaning -- Changing dimensions/changing identities -- The final gong
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000676224
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780824829148
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005008742
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000676224
Label
Bridges to the ancestors : music, myth, and cultural politics at an Indonesian festival, David D. Harnish, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-252) and index
Contents
  • Encounters, constructions, reflections -- Festivals and cultures of Lombok -- Myths, actors, and politics -- Temples units, performing arts, and festival rites -- Music: history, cosmology, and content -- Exploration of meaning -- Changing dimensions/changing identities -- The final gong
  • Encounters, constructions, reflections -- Festivals and cultures of Lombok -- Myths, actors, and politics -- Temples units, performing arts, and festival rites -- Music: history, cosmology, and content -- Exploration of meaning -- Changing dimensions/changing identities -- The final gong
  • Encounters, constructions, reflections -- Festivals and cultures of Lombok -- Myths, actors, and politics -- Temples units, performing arts, and festival rites -- Music: history, cosmology, and content -- Exploration of meaning -- Changing dimensions/changing identities -- The final gong
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000676224
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780824829148
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005008742
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000676224

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