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Luk thung : the culture and politics of Thailand's most popular music

Author: James Leonard Mitchell
Publisher: Chiang Mai, Thailand : Silkworm Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since the 1960s, the hybrid popular music called luk thung has embodied the aspirations, frustrations, and sorrows of Thailand's working class. Global scholarship, however, has been slow in examining this seminal genre. In this pioneering book, ethnomusicologist James Mitchell explores the many facets of luk thung through ethnographic research with singers, songwriters, fans, and other professionals. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Leonard Mitchell
ISBN: 9786162151064 6162151069
OCLC Number: 907657499
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Based on author's doctoral thesis, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies, 2012.
Description: 208 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Luk thung : a Thai story, an Isan story --
A musical analysis of luk thung's form and development --
Soraphet Phinyo, Isan songwriter --
Fans, Isan identity, and the contemporary luk thung scene --
Luk thung and political expression --
Coda --
Appendix I : Who's who --
Appendix II : Important dates.
Responsibility: James Leonard Mitchell.

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