Sonic Modernities in the Malay World
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Sonic Modernities in the Malay World

By B. Barendregt
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Sonic Modernities analyses the interplay between the production of popular music, shifting ideas of the modern and, in its aftermath, processes of social differentiation in twentieth-century Southeast Asia.

Table of Contents
  • Sonic Modernities in the Malay World
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Contributors
  • 1. Sonic Histories in a Southeast Asian context
    • Modern Sounds
    • The Entertainment Industries
    • Changing Access, Listening Experience and Taste Makers
    • The Making of Musical Lifestyles: Fans, Hierarchies and Transgression
    • Changing Morals and the Fear of the Foreign and Female
    • Malayness and Other Nationalisms, Official and Unofficial in Character
    • The Modern Ethnic
    • Remembering the Twentieth Century, as we Listen to it…
    • References
  • PART ONE: AN EMERGENT ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
    • 2. Music on Dutch East Indies Radio in 1938: Representations of Unity, Disunity, and the Modern
      • On the Air
      • In the Air
    • 3. ‘Dirty Dancing’ and Malay Anxieties: The Changing Context of Malay Ronggeng in the First Half of the Twentieth Century
      • Introduction
      • Ronggeng
      • A Slip-Up by an Editor in 1920
      • The Woes of Women and the ‘National’ Malay Dance
      • Joget Modern as Site of Contestation
      • Literary Reflections
      • Conclusion
      • References
    • 4. Disquieting Degeneracy: Policing Malaysian and Singaporean Popular Music Culture from the Mid-1960s to Early-1970s
      • The Ideas of Zubir Said and P. Ramlee: Precursors to National Culturalism
      • Youth and Popular Music in 1960s Singapore and Malaysia
      • Disquieting Expressions
      • Degenerate Practices
      • Conclusion
      • References
  • PART TWO: THE SOUND OF MELAYU
    • 5. Pop goes Melayu: Melayu popular music in Indonesia, 1968–1975
      • Melayu
      • The (Late) Old Order
      • Orkes Melayu
      • Pop Indonesia
      • ‘Becoming Melayu’: The Work of Zakaria
      • Conclusion
      • References
    • 6. Pop Melayu vs. Pop Indonesia: New Interpretations of a Genre into the 2000s
      • The Contentious Rise of Pop Melayu
      • Genres
      • The New Order and pop Indonesia
      • Re-Emergence and Derision of Melayu-Ness
      • Pop Melayu-Dangdut
      • The Dispersal of Pop Indonesia
      • The Staging of Production
      • Conclusion
      • References
  • PART THREE: NEW SUBJECTIVITIES AND UNOFFICIAL IDEOLOGIES
    • 7. Worlds of Sparkling Lights: Popular Music and Youth Cultures in Solo, Central Java
      • Sugaly: A Gang of ‘Savage Children’
      • Negotiating Lifestyles through Popular Music
      • Revisiting Sugaly: Biography and Diversification of Musical Taste
      • Dugem: The Music of Cosmopolitan Youth
      • Entering the Worlds of Sparkling Lights
      • Popular Music and ‘Bedroom Culture’
      • Soundtracks in My Life
      • Glimpses from the Local Dugem Scene
      • Contesting Dugem: Rave Parties and DIY-Cultures in Solo
      • Conclusion
      • References
    • 8. Seductive Pleasures, Eluding Subjectivities: Some thoughts on Dangdut’s Ambiguous Identity
      • Dangdut in Cross-Cultural Perspective
      • Semiotic Pleasures
      • Dangdut’s ‘Noise’, New Order’s ‘Voice’: Who is Speaking?
      • Seductive Subjectivities: Some Concluding Thoughts
      • References
  • PART FOUR: MUSICAL NATIONALISMS
    • 9. Notes on Dangdut Music, Popular Nationalism, and Indonesian Islam
      • Sound, Lyrics, and Audience
      • The People’s Music
      • Gendering the Nation
      • Dangdut and Indonesian Islam(s)
      • Dangdut and the Inul Daratista Phenomenon
      • Conclusion
      • References Cited
    • 10. Politicians Who Love to Sing and Politicians Who Detest Singing
      • Singing Politicians
      • Crooning Generals and Patriotic Police Men
      • The Sound of Campaigning
      • Those Who Detest Singing
      • A Theological Approach to Music
      • Malaysian Morals
      • Conclusions
      • References
  • PART FIVE: THE ETHNIC MODERN
    • 11. Musical Aspects of Popular Music and Pop Sunda in West Java
      • Pop Sunda as a Specific Kind of Popular Music in West Java
      • Musical Change
      • Travelling Musicians
      • Recorded Songs for Musical Analysis
      • The Song Bajing Luncat between 1960 and 2002
      • The Song Sorban Palid between 1970 and 2002
      • Conclusion
      • References
    • 12. Modernizing Songs of the Forest: Indigenous communities Negotiate Tensions of Change in Malaysia
      • Songs of the Dragon: The Temuan Sing About Indigenous Identity
      • The Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF)
      • Conclusion
      • References
  • Index
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