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Musical Worlds of Yogyakarta

by Max M Richter

Musical Worlds in Yogyakarta is an ethnographic account of a vibrant Indonesian city during the turbulent early post-Soeharto years. The book examines musical performance in public contexts ranging from the street and neighbourhood through to commercial venues and state environments such as Yogyakarta's regional parliament, its military institutions, universities and the Sultan's palace. It focuses on the musical tastes and practices of street workers, artists, students and others. From street-corner jam sessions to large-scale concerts, a range of genres emerge that cohere around notions of campursari (mixed essences) and jalanan (of the street). Musical worlds 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 culturally diverse inner-city settings.

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Preliminary pages with Introduction
PART I: MUSIC AND THE STREET
1. Sosrowijayan and Its Street Workers
2. Musical Forms and Spaces
3. Music Groups
PART II: HABITUS AND PHYSICALITY
4. Detachment Engagement
5. Other Worlds and Sexualisation
PART III: STATE POWER AND MUSICAL COSMOPOLITAN
6. Regional Parliament
7. Armed Forces
8. Universities
Conclusion: Campursari and Jalanan at the Sultan's Palace
Bibliography
Index

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  • Number of Pages : 210
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies/KITLV
  • Weight : 250g
  • Product Code : 9789814414456
  • Dimension : 140 x 216 mm

About Author

Max M Richter

Max M. Richter is director of the Monash Asia Institute and lecturer in Anthropology at Monash University, Australia.