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Title:
Karaoke around the world : global technology, local singing
Author:
Mitsui, Tōru, 1940-
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
Physical Description:
xi, 206 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
General Note:
Originally published in 1998 in the series Routledge research in cultural and media studies.
Language:
English
Contents:
The genesis of karaoke : how the combination of technology and music evolved / Tōru Mitsui -- The effects of karaoke on music in Japan / Hiroshi Ogawa -- Karaoke and middle-aged and older women / Shinobu Oku -- The adaptability of karaoke in the United Kingdom / William H. Kelly -- From TV to holidays : karaoke in Italy / Paolo Prato -- Filling voids along the byway : identification and interpretation in the Swedish forms of karaoke / Johan Fornäs -- Singing in a cultural enclave : karaoke in a Japanese-Brazilian community / Shūhei Hosokawa -- The karaoke dilemma : on the interaction between collectivism and individualism in the karaoke space / Casy Man Kong Lum -- Karaoke in East Asia : modernization, Japanization, or Asianization? / Akiko Ōtake and Shūehei Hosokawa.
ISBN:
9780415258548
Format :
Book

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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 karaoke experience, which involves people as singers, co-singers and listeners.