Luk thung : the culture and politics of Thailand's most popular music (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Luk thung : the culture and politics of Thailand's most popular music

Author: James Leonard Mitchell
Publisher: Chiang Mai : 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 book, ethnomusicologist James Mitchell explores the many facets of luk thung through ethnographic research with singers, songwriters, fans, and other professionals. The final chapter refutes  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Leonard Mitchell
ISBN: 9786162151064 6162151069
OCLC Number: 944963123
Description: 208 sider : illustrations
Contents: Introduction1. Luk Thung: A Thai Story, an Isan Story2. A Musical Analysis of Luk Thung's Form and Development3. Soraphet Phinyo, Isan Songwriter4. Fans, Isan Identity, and the Contemporary Luk Thung Scene5. Luk Thung and Political ExpressionCodaAppendix I: Who's WhoAppendix II: Important DatesNotesReferencesIndex

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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 book, ethnomusicologist James Mitchell explores the many facets of luk thung through ethnographic research with singers, songwriters, fans, and other professionals. The final chapter refutes the widespread opinion that luk thung is an apolitical genre by examining its role in recent political turmoil and tracing currents of protest and sociopolitical commentary back to the music's origins

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