From Kung Fu to Hip Hop: Globalization, Revolution, and Popular Culture

From Kung Fu to Hip Hop: Globalization, Revolution, and Popular Culture

by M. T. Kato
     
 

From Kung Fu to Hip Hop looks at the revolutionary potential of popular culture in the sociohistorical context of globalization. Author M. T. Kato examines Bruce Lee’s movies, the countercultural aesthetics of Jimi Hendrix, and the autonomy of the hip hop nation to reveal the emerging revolutionary paradigm in popular culture. The analysis is contextualized in a… See more details below

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From Kung Fu to Hip Hop looks at the revolutionary potential of popular culture in the sociohistorical context of globalization. Author M. T. Kato examines Bruce Lee’s movies, the countercultural aesthetics of Jimi Hendrix, and the autonomy of the hip hop nation to reveal the emerging revolutionary paradigm in popular culture. The analysis is contextualized in a discussion of social movements from the popular struggle against neoimperialism in Asia, to the antiglobalization movements in the Third World, and to the global popular alliances for the reconstruction of an alternative world. Kato presents popular cultural revolution as a mirror image of decolonization struggles in an era of globalization, where progressive artistic expressions are aligned with new modes of subjectivity and collective identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791469927
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/08/2007
Series:
SUNY series, Explorations in Postcolonial Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
281
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: On Popular Cultural Revolution

1. Kung Fu Cultural Revolution and Japanese Imperialism

2. Burning Asia: Bruce Lee’s Kinetic Narrative of Decolonization

3. Mutiny in the Global Village: Bruce Lee Meets Jimi Hendrix

4. Enter the Dragon, Power, and Subversion in the World of Transnational Capital

5. Game of Death and Hip Hop Aesthetics: Globalization of Popular Cultural Revolution

Conclusion: From Possibility to Actualization of Another World

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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