Production, Hearing and Listening: Intentional Participation in Musical Culture in the Islamic World


  • William O Beeman

    1. Professor and chair of anthropology at the University of Minnesota. He is past-president of the AAA Middle East Section and former director of Middle East Studies at Brown University. His books include Language, Status and Power in Iran and Culture, Performance and Communication in Iran.
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[commentary, Music and Sound, Islam, Qur'an, prohibitions against music, religion and cosmology]