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The Resource Muslims through discourse : religion and ritual in Gayo society, John R. Bowen

Muslims through discourse : religion and ritual in Gayo society, John R. Bowen

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Muslims through discourse : religion and ritual in Gayo society
Title
Muslims through discourse
Title remainder
religion and ritual in Gayo society
Statement of responsibility
John R. Bowen
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this rich account of a Muslim society in highland Sumatra, Indonesia, John Bowen describes how men and women debate among themselves ideas of what Islam is and should be--as it pertains to all areas of their lives, from work to worship. Whereas many previous anthropological studies have concentrated on the purely local aspects of culture, this book captures and analyzes the tension between the local and universal in everyday life. Current religious differences among the Gayo stem from debates between "traditionalist" and "modernist" scholars that began in the 1930s, and reveal themselves in the ways Gayo discuss and perform worship, sacrifice, healing, and rites of birth and death, all within an Islamic framework. Bowen considers the power these debates accord to language, especially in arguments over spells, rites of farming, hunting, and healing. Moreover, he traces in these debates a general conception of transacting with spirits that has shaped Gayo practices of sacrifice, worship, and aiding the dead. Bowen concludes by examining the development of competing religious ideas in the highlands, the alternative ritual forms and ideas they have pro-mulgated, and the implications of this phenomenon for the emergence of an Islamic public sphere
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowen, John R.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gayos (Peuple d'Indonésie)
  • Gayo (Indonesian people)
  • Islam
  • Sumatra (Indonesia)
  • Gayo (Peuple d'Indonésie)
  • Islam
  • Sumatra (Indonésie)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Islam
  • Manners and customs
  • Indonesia
  • Islam
  • Riten
  • Gayo
  • Religieuze aspecten
  • Gayo
  • Gayo
  • Islam
  • Religionssoziologie
  • Religiöses Leben
  • Sumatra
  • Gayos (peuple d'Indonésie)
  • Islam
  • Sumatra (Indonésie)
  • Gayo
Label
Muslims through discourse : religion and ritual in Gayo society, John R. Bowen
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-351) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART 1. A GENEALOGY OF DIVERGENT UNDERSTANDINGS: 1. Introduction ; 2. Religious disputes in Takengen ; 3. Islamic knowledge in the Highlands, 1900-1990 -- PART 2. POWERFUL SPEECH AND SPIRIT TRANSACTIONS: 4. Spells, prayer, and the power of words ; 5. The source of human powers in history ; 6. The healer's struggle ; 7. Exorcism and accountability ; 8. Farming, ancestors, and the sacred landscape ; 9. Adam and Eve's children -- PART 3. NEGOTIATING PUBLIC RITUALS: 10. Transacting through food: The Kenduri and its critics ; 11. Speaking for the dead ; 12. Sacrifice, merit, and self-interest ; 13. Worship and public life ; 14. The social forms of religious change
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on1206364261
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 358 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691221588
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv17344hz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1206364261
Label
Muslims through discourse : religion and ritual in Gayo society, John R. Bowen
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-351) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART 1. A GENEALOGY OF DIVERGENT UNDERSTANDINGS: 1. Introduction ; 2. Religious disputes in Takengen ; 3. Islamic knowledge in the Highlands, 1900-1990 -- PART 2. POWERFUL SPEECH AND SPIRIT TRANSACTIONS: 4. Spells, prayer, and the power of words ; 5. The source of human powers in history ; 6. The healer's struggle ; 7. Exorcism and accountability ; 8. Farming, ancestors, and the sacred landscape ; 9. Adam and Eve's children -- PART 3. NEGOTIATING PUBLIC RITUALS: 10. Transacting through food: The Kenduri and its critics ; 11. Speaking for the dead ; 12. Sacrifice, merit, and self-interest ; 13. Worship and public life ; 14. The social forms of religious change
Control code
on1206364261
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 358 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691221588
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv17344hz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1206364261

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