Critique Of Exotica: Music, Politics and the Culture Industry / Edition 1

Critique Of Exotica: Music, Politics and the Culture Industry / Edition 1

by John Hutnyk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745315496

ISBN-13: 9780745315492

Pub. Date: 11/20/2000

Publisher: Pluto Press

In this innovative book, John Hutnyk questions the meaning of cultural hybridity. Using the growing popularity of Asian culture in the West as a case study, he looks at just who benefits from this intermingling of culture.

What does it mean when Madonna dons a bindi or Kula Shaker incorporate sitar music in their music? When Cherie Blair wears a sari to a

Overview

In this innovative book, John Hutnyk questions the meaning of cultural hybridity. Using the growing popularity of Asian culture in the West as a case study, he looks at just who benefits from this intermingling of culture.

What does it mean when Madonna dons a bindi or Kula Shaker incorporate sitar music in their music? When Cherie Blair wears a sari to a public dinner? When the national dish in the UK is chicken tikka masala? Is this a celebration of multiculturalism or cultural appropriation? Hutnyk offers a cogently theorized political critique of the claims made in the name of hybridity and challenges the academic world to come out of its ivory tower and to engage in a critical debate around the real issues in cultural politics at the turn of the century

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745315492
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
11/20/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
1.11(w) x 1.11(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

Alliances
1. Dub Introduction
2. Adorno At Womad
3. Dog Tribe
Appropriations
4. Magical Mystical Tourism
5. Authenticity Or Cultural Politics Internationalisms
6. Critique Of Postcolonial Marxisms
7. Naxalite
8. Conclusion
Index

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