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Intimate Heritage: Creating Uyghur Muqam Song in Xinjiang
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.
2008 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Over the past fifty years a project of culturally reflexive ethnic self-definition has transformed the Sufi poetry of the Uyghur muqam song tradition into a cultural canon used to represent the Uyghur ethnic group within China and on world stages. This book compares the cultural materials, skills, and contexts of traditional muqam performance with those of the `modern' repertoire. Uyghur editors - politicians, scholars, and musicians - have revised this repertoire and created historical discourses around it that reflect new concepts of nationhood and ethnicity. In the muqams they have created a public representation used to promote Uyghur claims to an original, autochthonous piece of world cultural history and a dignified, shared identity. Light's ethnographic study of cultural reflexivity breaks new ground in understanding how the editing project relates to the ethnic politics of cultural intimacy around Sufism, gender, love, oral performance, language, and poetry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin; M√ľnster: Lit Verlag , 2008. , 334 p.
Series
Halle studies in anthropology of Eurasia, 19
Keyword [en]
cultural heritage, folk music, Uighur, Xinjiang Uygur, folk literature, folk song, China, folk poetry
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Ethnology
Research subject
History; Cultural Anthropology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-201625ISBN: 978-3-8258-1120-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-201625DiVA: diva2:628318
Available from: 2013-06-13 Created: 2013-06-13 Last updated: 2013-06-14Bibliographically approved

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