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Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon A Geopolitical Prehistory of J-Pop

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ISBN-10: 0231158750

ISBN-13: 9780231158756

Edition: 2012

Authors: Michael Bourdaghs

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From the beginning of the American occupation in 1945 to the post-bubble period of the early 1990s, popular music provided Japanese listeners with a much-needed release, channeling their desires, fears, and frustrations over an ever-shifting geopolitical reality into a pleasurable and fluid art. Pop music allowed Japanese artists and audiences to assume various identities, reflecting the country's uncomfortable position under American hegemony. Michael Bourdaghs composes the first English-language study of this phenomenon, considering genres as diverse as boogie-woogie, rockabilly, enka, 1960s rock and roll, 1970s New Music, folk, and technopop. Reading these forms and their cultural import…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 3/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 0.63" wide x 0.86" long x 0.06" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

A Note on Names and the Translation
The Music Will Set You Free
Kurosawa Akira, Kasagi Shizuko, and the Road to Freedom in Occupied Japan
Mapping Misora Hibari
Where Have All the Asians Gone?
Mystery Plane
Sakamoto Kyu and the Translations of Rockabilly
Working Within the System
Group Sounds and the Commercial and Revolutionary Potential of Noise
New Music and the Negation of the Negation
Happy End, Arai Yumi, and Yellow Magic Orchestra
The Japan That Can "Say Yes"
Bubblegum Music in a Postbubble Economy