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The Lost ParadiseAndalusi Music in Urban North Africa$
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Jonathan Glasser

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226327068

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226327372.001.0001

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The Associative Movement

The Associative Movement

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The Lost Paradise

Jonathan Glasser

University of Chicago Press

This chapter explores the key institutional framework for the Andalusi musical revival: the amateur association. Created as a vehicle for modernist pedagogy and public performance at the beginning of the twentieth century, the association has been an important way for amateur music-lovers to exercise their passion for Andalusi music while differentiating themselves from the professional (and usually working-class) shaykh. At the same time, associations have been closely tied to the figure of the shaykh through both the integration of professionals in their ranks and the production of new authorities within their framework. By tracing the development of the associative movement since the early twentieth century, including the notorious fractiousness of associations, this chapter argues that similarly to printed texts, associations need to be understood as a technology of tadwīn that tends to reproduce and even embody the genealogical ethos alongside its dominant discourse of science.

Keywords:   amateurs, professionals, associations, public sphere, genealogy, revival, tadwīn, social class, science

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