China's New Voices Popular Music, Ethnicity, Gender, and Politics, 1978-1997
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Description: This is the most comprehensive study to date of the rich popular music scene in contemporary China. Focusing on the city of Beijing and drawing upon extensive fieldwork,China's New Voicesshows that during the 1980s and 1990s, rock and pop music, combined with new technologies and the new market economy, have enabled marginalized groups to achieve a new public voice that is often independent of the state. Nimrod Baranovitch analyzes this phenomenon by focusing on three important contexts: ethnicity, gender, and state politics. His study is a fascinating look at the relationship between popular music in China and broad cultural, social, and political changes that are taking place there. Baranovitch's sources include formal interviews and conversations conducted with some of China's most prominent rock and pop musicians and music critics, with ordinary people who provide lay perspectives on popular music culture, and with others involved in the music industry and in academia. Baranovitch also observed recording sessions, concerts, and dance parties, and draws upon TV broadcasts and many publications in Chinese about popular music. keywords: Ethnicity
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Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 8/1/2003
Size: 6.20" wide x 9.20" long x 0.75" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|China Diversified: An Overview of Popular Music in the Reform Era, 1978-1997|
|The Negotiation of Minority/Majority Identities and Representation in Popular Music Culture|
|Negotiating Gender in Post-Revolutionary Popular Music Culture: Reconstructing Manhood, Womanhood, and Sexuality|
|Popular Music and State Politics: Hegemony, Resistance, Symbiosis, and Unity|