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Karaoke Around the World : Global Technology, Local Singing.

Author: Shuhei Hosokawa; Toru Mitsui
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2005. ©2005
Series: Routledge research in cultural and media studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The karaoke machine is much more than an instrument which allows us to be a star for three minutes. The contributors to this lively collection address the importance of karaoke within Japanese culture and its spread to other parts of the world, exploring the influence of karaoke in such different societies as the United Kingdom, North America, Italy, Sweden, Korea and Brazil. They also consider the nature of the  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Hosokawa, Shuhei.
Karaoke Around the World : Global Technology, Local Singing.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shuhei Hosokawa; Toru Mitsui
ISBN: 9780203982396 0203982398
OCLC Number: 1048529036
Description: 1 online resource (214 pages).
Contents: BOOK COVER --
HALF-TITLE --
TITLE --
COPYRIGHT --
CONTENTS --
FIGURES --
TABLES --
CONTRIBUTORS --
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS --
INTRODUCTION --
Towards an ethnography of everyday singing --
Karaoke questions that nobody wanted to ask --
A selected survey of karaoke literature --
Singing digitally --
Micro-Jack-in-the-box --
Mimesis and identity --
The personalization of technology --
Possessed by a microphone: karaoke discourses in Japan --
Technical discourse --
Fitness discourse --
Socialization discourse --
Culturalist discourse --
Religious discourse --
Making money with karaoke --
About this book --
References --
Part I --
1 THE GENESIS OF KARAOKE --
Karaoke --
Pre-karaoke days --
The prototype of karaoke --
Musical-cultural context --
The definition of karaoke --
Later development --
NOTES --
REFERENCES --
2 THE EFFECTS OF KARAOKE ON MUSIC IN JAPAN --
The early karaoke scene --
The karaoke box stage --
Power over the pop charts --
Flow and stock of popular songs --
Is karaoke part of global culture? --
Notes --
References --
3 KARAOKE AND MIDDLE-AGED AND OLDER WOMEN --
Introduction --
A karaoke coffee shop in the afternoon --
Characteristics of middle-aged and older women who like karaoke --
Gender in enka lyrics sung by women --
Musical characteristics of karaoke enka --
'On'na no Shigure' --
'On'na no Ryoka' --
'Chindo Monogatari' --
How to sing enka songs and express the lyrics --
References --
Part II --
4 THE ADAPTABILITY OF KARAOKE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM --
Introduction --
Karaoke in the United Kingdom --
Performance --
Music --
Precursors --
The pub --
The music hall --
Working men's clubs --
Historical continuity --
Metaphorical karaoke --
Conclusions --
Notes --
References --
5 FROM TV TO HOLIDAYS --
Prologue --
A rock concert where you are the star: the introduction of karaoke in Italy --
A singing country: the making of a national passion. Radio, TV and open-air contests in post-war Italy --
Karaoke as highly ritualized loisir: some theoretical hypotheses --
Domestic vs. foreign songs: an analysis of karaoke playlists --
Conclusion --
NOTES --
REFERENCES --
6 FILLING VOIDS ALONG THE BYWAY --
Interactivity --
A mixed and polystratic genre --
Karaoke made in Sweden --
'My Way': an illustrative example --
Between beaches and barren mountains --
Gaps open for interpretive acts --
NOTES --
References --
Part III --
7 SINGING IN A CULTURAL ENCLAVE --
Walking around Liberdade --
Karaoke arrives in Brazil --
The singing contest --
Competition as a device for equality and distinction --
The way of karaoke --
Disciplined amateur --
Beyond the language barrier? --
Child singers --
'A real carnival' --
Conclusion --
Acknowledgements --
Notes --
References --
8 THE KARAOKE DILEMMA --
Differing reactions to karaoke --
Karaoke's violation of the Anglo-American quest for privacy in public space privacy in public space --
The tension between collectivism and individualism in the karaoke space --
Conclusion --
Notes --
References --
9 KARAOKE IN EAST ASIA --
Short histories of karaoke in East Asia --
Taiwan: from movie room to karaoke box --
Hong Kong: singing in Cantonese --
China: a sign for a new era --
Viet Nam: pirate karaoke --
Korea: against Japanism --
Okinawa: from juke-box to karaoke --
Karaoke in an Asian context --
Karaoke as cultural technology --
Modernization, Japanization and Asianization --
Re-made in Asia --
Karaoke and 'Asian' pop --
Conclusion --
Notes --
References --
INDEX.
Series Title: Routledge research in cultural and media studies.

Abstract:

The karaoke machine is much more than an instrument which allows us to be a star for three minutes. The contributors to this lively collection address the importance of karaoke within Japanese culture and its spread to other parts of the world, exploring the influence of karaoke in such different societies as the United Kingdom, North America, Italy, Sweden, Korea and Brazil. They also consider the nature of the karaoke experience, which involves people as singers, co-singers and listeners.

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