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Among the Jasmine Trees
Music and Modernity in Contemporary Syria
Jonathan Holt Shannon

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

List of Figures
• A Note on Transliteration
• Preface
• Introduction: The Aesthetics of Authenticity in Contemporary Syria
• Among the Jasmine Trees
• Sentiment and Authentic Spirit: Composing Syrian Modernity
• Constructing Musical Authenticity: History, Cultural Memory, Emotion
• Body Memory, Temporality, and Transformation in the
Dhikr
Authentic Performance and the Performance of Authenticity
Tarab, Sentiment, and Authenticity
• Notes Toward Closure
• Epilogue: 2000
• Notes
• Glossary of Selected Arabic Terms
• Selected Bibliography and Discography
• Index

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