Taiko Boom: Japanese Drumming in Place and Motion

Taiko Boom: Japanese Drumming in Place and Motion

by Shawn Bender

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520951433
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 08/07/2012
Series: Asia: Local Studies / Global Themes , #23
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Shawn Bender is a Cultural Anthropologist and Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies at Dickinson College.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Note on Translation, Japanese Names, and Romanization


Part One. The Emergence and Popularization of Taiko
1. Taiko Drums and Taiko Drum Makers
2. Genealogies of Taiko I: Osuwa Daiko, Sukeroku Daiko, Ondekoza
3. Genealogies of Taiko II: Ondekoza to Kodo
4. Placing Ensemble Taiko in Japan: Festival Creation and the Taiko Boom

Part Two. Discourses of Contemporary Taiko
5. (Dis)Locating Drumming: Taiko Training, Embodiment, and the Aesthetics of Race and Place
6. Woman Unbound? Body and Gender in Japanese Taiko
7. The Sound of Militarism? New Texts, Old Nationalism, and the Disembodiment of Taiko Technique

Epilogue: Taiko at Home and Abroad


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