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The politics of participation: an ethnography of gamelan associations in Surakarta, Central Java

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Professional Javanese gamelan musicians and the way they think about and make music have been extensively studied by ethnomusicologists. This thesis shifts the analytical focus to the experience and practice of players in ‘gamelan associations’ for whom music is neither their primary occupation nor main source of income. It addresses two issues: firstly, who are these musicians and what does their way of playing and conceiving of music tell us about gamelan, and secondly, what opportunitie...

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Oxford University
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Kings College London
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AH/JH00331/1
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DPhil
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University of Oxford

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