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Telling Lives, Telling History: Autobiography and Historical Imagination in Modern Indonesia

Susan Rodgers (ed.)

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520085466
eISBN:
9780520914797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520085466.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

These two memoirs provide unique windows into the Sumatran past, in particular, and the early twentieth-century history of Southeast Asia, in general. Originally published soon after the Indonesian ... More


Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Gregory M. Simon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The moral practices and concepts that circulate in Minangkabau society in West Sumatra, Indonesia articulate and help manage tensions between conflicting values and conflicting experiences of ... More


Introduction

Leonard Y. Andaya

in Leaves of the Same Tree: Trade and Ethnicity in the Straits of Melaka

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831899
eISBN:
9780824869403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831899.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter identifies Malayu ethnicity as a central theme of discussion. The emergence and expansion of the Malayu resulting from a convergence of economic and political interests ... More


Ethnicization of the Minangkabau

Leonard Y. Andaya

in Leaves of the Same Tree: Trade and Ethnicity in the Straits of Melaka

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831899
eISBN:
9780824869403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831899.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks at the historical circumstances that gave rise to a separate Minangkabau ethnic identity from the Malayu. Inscriptions, artistic remains, and other archaeological finds indicate ... More


Upstream Minangkabau: Music to Capture Tigers By

Margaret Kartomi

in Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores an aspect of the artistic tradition of the darék—the mystical tiger-capturing songs sung by a shaman and accompanied by his partner shaman on an oblique bamboo flute. Associated ... More


The Minangkabau South Coast: Home of the Mermaid and the Earth Goddess

Margaret Kartomi

in Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores the traditional pre-Muslim music, dance, and legend of the Minangkabau south coast, where descendants of local royalty claim descent from the luhak nan tiga heartland. Yet the ... More


Four Sufi Muslim Genres in Minangkabau

Margaret Kartomi

in Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines four genres of Muslim-associated performing arts in Minangkabau: indang, salawek dulang, dikia Mauluik, and dabuih. Indang is a song-dance performed by a row of men or women in ... More


Introduction

Gregory M. Simon

in Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book is an ethnographic study of moral subjectivity among Minangkabau people, who form an Islamic society in the Indonesian province of West Sumatra. It argues that subjectivity must reflect the ... More


The Village and the Marketplace: The Moral Structure of a Minangkabau City

Gregory M. Simon

in Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The particular economic, religious, and political history of Minangkabau society in West Sumatra has fueled a moral tension between autonomy and social integration. Minangkabau society, and the city ... More


Being Minangkabau: Imagining Adat, Islam, and Ethnic Character

Gregory M. Simon

in Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The meanings attached to Minangkabau identity can be read as moral arguments for what society, and properly Minangkabau people, ought to be like. Minangkabau identity is imagined in terms of three ... More


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