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Refashioning Pop Music in Asia

Cosmopolitan Flows, Political Tempos, and Aesthetic Industries

Refashioning Pop Music in Asia by Allen Chun
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Examining the cultural, political, economic, technological and institutional aspects of popular music throughout Asia, this book is the first comprehensive analysis of Asian popular music and its cultural industries. Concentrating on the development of popular culture in its local socio-political context, the volume highlights how local appropriations of the pop music genre play an active rather than reactive role in manipulating global cultural and capital flows.

Broad in geographical sweep and rich in contemporary examples, this work will appeal to those interested in Asian popular culture from a variety of perspectives including, political economy, anthropology, communication studies, media studies and ethnomusicology.

Taylor and Francis; July 2004
238 pages; ISBN 9781135791506
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Title: Refashioning Pop Music in Asia
Author: Allen Chun; Ned Rossiter; Brian Shoesmith
 
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