Japanese Popular Music: Culture, Authenticity and Power by Carolyn S. Stevens

By Carolyn S. Stevens

Japanese pop culture has been progressively expanding in visibility either in Asia and past lately. This publication examines eastern renowned tune, exploring its ancient improvement, know-how, enterprise and creation features, audiences, and language and tradition.

Based either on large textual and aural research, and on anthropological fieldwork, it presents a wealth of aspect, discovering adjustments in addition to similarities among the japanese and Western pop song scenes. Carolyn Stevens indicates how eastern renowned tune has spoke back over the years to Japan's courting to the West within the post-war period, steadily becoming in independence from the political and cultural hegemonic presence of the United States. equally, the amount explores the ways that the japanese artist has grown in independence vis-à-vis his/her function within the construction approach, and examines intimately the more and more very important function of the jimusho, or the leisure administration organisation, the place many person artists and track execs make judgements approximately how the product is brought to the general public. It additionally discusses the connections to eastern tv, movie, print and web, thereby supplying via pop tune a key to knowing a lot of eastern pop culture extra greatly.

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