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RASAAffect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics$
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Marc Benamou

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195189438

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189438.001.0001

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Having Rasa, Part 1

Having Rasa, Part 1

Linguistic and Cultural Perspectives

(p.91) Four Having Rasa, Part 1

Marc Benamou

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Chapter 4 attempts to weave together musical affect and musical context, aesthetics and sociology. For in assessing who or what has rasa, we are led back to the Javanese categories of geography, gender, and social status first described in chapter 1. That is, this chapter looks for patterns in just which performances—and, more particularly, which performers—are said to have more or less rasa than others. Three large themes are identified: veneration, the inside/outside metaphor, and moderation and suitability. Some attention to changing preferences is also given.

Keywords:   rasa, gender, veneration, aesthetics, moderation, social, performance

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