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Popular Music in East and Southeast Asia: Sonic (under)Currents and Currencies

Popular Music in East and Southeast Asia: Sonic (under)Currents and Currencies

Popular Music in East and Southeast Asia: Sonic (under)Currents and Currencies presents contemporary perspectives of the music discipline in East and Southeast Asia. It considers global influences, national industries, and regional genres with examples from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and the United States.


This book serves as an introduction to music genres, artists, and contemporary discourses in and of the East and Southeast Asian region. It contains local perspectives on the conceptualisation of genres, scenes, and industries, and offers a comprehensive inter-Asia matrix for popular music studies.

Contributors to the book touch upon a breadth of topics—such as historicity, masculinity and feminism, fandom cultures, cinema, gender identity, and politics—and render the book a useful source of current popular music discourses.

This book is suitable for educators, researchers, and music enthusiasts.

Mayco A Santaella is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Performing Arts, and Associate Dean (International) for the School of Arts at Sunway University, Malaysia.


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