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Karaoke : a global phenomenon

Author: Zhou Xun; Francesca Tarocco
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an illustrated exploration of the world of Karaoke around the globe, from its role in prostitution in South East Asia to Karaoke taxis in Bangkok and nude Karaoke in Toronto. It addresses the complexity of this social craze, exploring its emergence in post-war Japan, its development, and its spread from South East Asia to the West.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zhou Xun; Francesca Tarocco
ISBN: 9781861893000 1861893000
OCLC Number: 487041457
Description: 207 p.

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In Japanese the term Karaoke means, literally, empty orchestra. This book addresses the complexity of this social craze, exploring its emergence in post-war Japan, its development and spread across  Read more...

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A glossily illustrated anthropological tour of karaoke in Britain, Brazil, China, Japan and points in between. The Guardian How could a book on Karaoke fail? This one comes beautifully packaged ... Read more...

 
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