Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Sense and SadnessSyriac Chant in Aleppo$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Tala Jarjour

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190635251

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190635251.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 06 July 2020

Suryaniness

Suryaniness

Chapter:
(p.105) 5 Suryaniness
Source:
Sense and Sadness
Author(s):

Tala Jarjour

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190635251.003.0005

This chapter, and the next two, considers foundational notions in value perception and construction. The chapters form a sequence, about three closely entwined components of value: identity, authority, and performance. They suggest that local modes of value may be understood in music through the performative articulation of specific processes of identity and authority negotiation. Those processes take place where sociality intersects with deeper forms of value agreement. This chapter is about Suryaniness, which it explains as a performed sense of identity in two ways: first, through the association of Suryani ethnic spirituality with Edessa (rather than Urfa) and its language; second, in relation to a sacredness in the perceived textual and melodic origins of chant. Significance in music perception and meaning construction is related here to questions of place and space, and to a process of authentication, which is the manifestation of an internally agreed sense of originality.

Keywords:   Modes of value, Suryaniness, Identity, Ethnic spirituality/ethnic religiosity, Place and space, Urfa and Edessa, Text and melody, Authentication, Originality, Sacredness

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .