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

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

by Michael Bourdaghs

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231530262
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 02/21/2012
Series: Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 19 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Michael K. Bourdaghs is associate professor of modern Japanese literature at the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Dawn That Never Comes: Shimazaki Toson and Japanese Nationalism and a translation editor of Natsume Soseki's Theory of Literature and Other Critical Writings and Kamei Hideo's Transformations of Sensibility: The Phenomenology of Meiji Literature.

Table of Contents

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

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