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Celebrating Religion and Nation

Anne K. Rasmussen

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

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780520255487
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520947429 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520255487.003.0004
Celebrating Religion and Nation

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This chapter describes the religious festivals and competitions that reward and encourage Islamic performance as an act of civic duty and patriotism. It argues that with the stamp of national authority superimposed upon a religious system which encompasses aesthetics, ideology, and praxis, agencies of the government and institutions for religious education participate in producing Muslim information and experience, thus legislating, to some extent, both the logos and the pathos of Islam.

Keywords: Islam; religious festivals; competitions; Islamic performance; civic duty; patriotism

Chapter.  17620 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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