Rachel Harris's latest contribution, Soundscapes of Uyghur Islam, offers a rare and insightful look at the ever-changing Uyghur sonic environment in recent years. Her analysis shows how the constant adaptation of spiritual, religious, and social practices among Uyghurs is intimately tied to the presence and absence, as well as the circulation and restriction, of sound. The book deepens our understanding of the aggressive censorship and control the People's Republic of China imposes upon Uyghurs while it explores Uyghurs’ religious and spiritual practices. Its original approach also provides precious insights into one of the biggest humanitarian crises of the twenty-first century.

Through this work, Harris displays her skills as an excellent ethnographer. Her capacity to gather and examine a wide range of data and guide readers through complex religious, sociopolitical, and historical contexts is remarkable. As in her previous publications, this book is based on fieldwork Harris conducted with several...

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