Picturing Islam: Art and Ethics in a Muslim Lifeworld

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 17, 2009 - Social Science - 184 pages
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"Picturing Islam: Art and Ethics in a Muslim Lifeworld" explores issues of religion, nationalism, ethnicity, and globalization through the life and work of the prominent contemporary Indonesian artist Abdul Djalil Pirous. Presents a unique addition to the anthropology of art and religionDemonstrates the impact of Islam, ethnicity, nationalism, and globalization on the work and life of an internationally recognized postcolonial artistWeaves together visual and narrative materials to tell an engrossing story of a cosmopolitan Muslim artistLooks at contemporary Islamic art and the way it has been produced in the world's largest Muslim nation, Indonesia
  

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Contents

art and ethics in a Muslim lifeworld NOTE ON QURANIC VERSE
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art and ethics in a Muslim lifeworld GUIDE TO INDONESIAN SPELLING AND PRONUNCIATION
xviii
art and ethics in a Muslim lifeworld INTRODUCTION PICTURING ISLAM
1
art and ethics in a Muslim lifeworld 1 BECOMING A MUSLIM CITIZEN AND ARTIST
15
art and ethics in a Muslim lifeworld 2 REVELATIONS AND COMPULSIONS
39
art and ethics in a Muslim lifeworld 3 DIPTYCH MAKING ART ISLAMIC AND MAKING ISLAMIC ART INDONESIAN
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art and ethics in a Muslim lifeworld 4 SPIRITUAL NOTES IN THE SOCIAL WORLD
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art and ethics in a Muslim lifeworld 5 ANGUISH BETRAYAL UNCERTAINTY AND FAITH
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art and ethics in a Muslim lifeworld CONCLUSION A RETROSPECTIVE
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art and ethics in a Muslim lifeworld AFTERWORD CHOOSING A FRAME
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art and ethics in a Muslim lifeworld REFERENCES
148
art and ethics in a Muslim lifeworld INDEX
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art and ethics in a Muslim lifeworld colour plates
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Kenneth M. George is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an associate of its Center for Southeast Asian Studies. His ethnographic work on contemporary Indonesian art has been supported by many fellowships including awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. George's first book, Showing Signs of Violence, was awarded the 1998 Harry J. Benda Prize in Southeast Asian Studies by the Association for Asian Studies. He also served as the Editor of the Journal of Asian Studies from 2005 through 2008.

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