Musical Worlds of Yogyakarta
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
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Title Page, Copyright
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First and foremost I wish to thank my wife and partner, Dr. Tina Kalivas, for her love and support through the long process from planning my doctoral fieldwork to completing this monograph. Secondly I would like to thank my PhD supervisor, Professor Joel S. Kahn, for his invaluable advice and guidance, ...
Glossary of special terms
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Introduction: Approaching musical life in early post-Soeharto Yogyakarta
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By four o’clock the midday heat has begun to mellow. Along kampung alleyways the raucous commotion of city life gives way to the occa-sional sounds of playing children, splashing water, cooing pigeons. Domestic life emanates crisply out of thin walls and open windows. Some people are freshening up with a mandi or cooking in their kitch-...
PART 1: Music and the street
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On Saturday night in Yogyakarta, the fourth of August 2001, the full moon cast iridescence through the city lights. Thousands of Indonesians, cashed up after their monthly payday, were further cramming the bustling city centre. Preparations for Independence Day added to the fanfare. Megawati had replaced Gus Dur as Indo-...
1. Sosrowijayan and its street workers
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In Yogyakarta’s Sosrowijayan neighbourhood, ‘village-like’ kam-is bordered by Marlioboro Street to the east and the city’s central dates the majority of Yogyakarta’s ‘sloppily dressed western tourists’ bang) red-light district. The nearby areas of Pajeksan and Dagen indicate the earlier courtly roles of prosecutors and woodworkers ...
2. Musical forms and spaces
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...2007:269) is both distinctive and under-theorized. In Yogyakarta’s Sosrowijayan, music and the broader ‘soundscape’ (Shafer 1977) were integral to the roadside/alleyway division outlined in the previous chapter. These in turn inf_luenced and were inf_luenced by social relations such as those between street guides and becak ...
3. Music groups
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...socially inclusive. But as Martin Stokes (1994:9) reminds us, so too can the crashing sound of one group be a deliberate ploy to enforce the boundaries between groups. Such inclusive and exclu-sive ploys and their effects also featured at Sosrowijayan-based ple of this in the kampung was the long-running kroncong group, ...
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I began Part One with a description of street guides making them-selves at home in a becak drivers’ roadside hangout. I then proposed that identifying capital in its various guises helps to gain an under-standing of the roles of music making in the maintenance of peace-ful inter-group relations social relations in Yogyakarta, with those ...
PART 2: Habitus and physicality
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For some years now I have often heard Yogyakarta’s Sosrowijayan neighbourhood described as either a ‘typically conservative kam-pung’ or a ‘tourist ruined commercial zone’. In Part One I sought to problematise this division by examining music making and cap-ital conversions among becak drivers and street guides. Part Two ...
4. Detachment engagement
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...begin with events featuring extremely immobile participants. This, I will argue, was primarily a result of levels of formality and eco-nomic disparity respectively. Other events in these settings involved transitions into greater inter-gender engagement, though still in contexts generally ref_lected significant power imbalances among ...
5. Other worlds and sexualisation
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In contrast to detachment engagement transitions, the musical events in this chapter reveal ways in which gender and other social bound-aries were negotiated in situations of intensified musical physicality (Cowan 1990; McIntosh 2010). More specifically, the other worlds and sexualisation forms of musical physicalisation that variously arose ...
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In Part Two, I have classified music performances that took place sation forms of musical physicalisation. Musical performance cre-negotiated, maintained, celebrated and/or contested in these ven-ues, and by extension in Sosrowijayan. Among the kampung events detached guests and hosts, regardless of class position. Physical ...
PART 3: State power and musical cosmopolitanism
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...negari designates both a capital city and a kingdom, ref_lecting War II and the period of decolonisation, arguably the first major the 32uni00A0year reign (1966-1998) of President Soeharto and his New control over the state, and in its development drive implemented repressive measures over the wider society. Appeals to national ...
6. Regional Parliament
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...pality, sub-district, and finally the kampung levels of sub-ward and neighbourhood association. Changes following Soeharto’s fall in inf_luential (Ryaas Rasyid 2003; Bubandt 2004; Erb, Sulistiyanto, toral ministry offices were shifted to the more autonomous ‘local service units’, initiating Indonesia’s largest bureaucratic restructur-...
7. Armed Forces
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A key feature of the modern state is its monopoly of the legitimate use of violence, with its military and police forces the main instru-tions are therefore central to the constitution of the bureaucratic field. On the other hand, the idea of a ‘cosmopolitan soldier’ is more difficult to entertain. Their careers are premised on being ...
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Universities and education systems more broadly are key sites for the struggles to control and reproduce statist capital (Bourdieu and Wacquant 1992:114-5). Entrance to the game of cultural capi-tal accumulation is determined in the first instance through com-petitive recruitment examinations. These examinations ‘institute ...
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Public events involving musical performance at Yogyakarta’s state institutions in 2001 tended to produce discernible combinations of struggles for statist capital with practices I have described as boro Street, cosmopolitanism and political practice were manifest in articulations of themes of nation and unity on the one hand, ...
Conclusion: Campursari and jalanan at the Sultan’s Palace
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In this monograph I have sought to construct a framework through observed them in early post-Soeharto Yogyakarta. To achieve this, I drew on Bourdieu’s concepts of capital, habitus and field, and coun-terpoised these with the alternative perspectives of inter-group social respectively. My wider aim has been to produce a nuanced account ...
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Publication Year: 2012