RESONANCES OF CHINDON-YA: SOUNDING SPACE AND SOCIALITY IN CONTEMPORARY JAPA N (MUSIC / CULTURE)

RESONANCES OF CHINDON-YA: SOUNDING SPACE AND SOCIALITY IN CONTEMPORARY JAPA N (MUSIC / CULTURE)

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In this first book-length study of chindon-ya, Mari Abe investigates the intersection of sound, public space, and sociality in contemporary Japan. Chindon-ya, dating back to the 1840s, are ostentatiously costumed street musicians who publicize a business by parading through neighborhood streets. Historically not considered music, but part of the everyday soundscape, this vernacular performing art provides a window into shifting notions of musical labor, the politics of everyday listening and sounding, and street music at social protest in Japan. Against the background of long-term economic downturn, growing social precarity, and the visually and sonically saturated urban streets of Japan, this book examines how this seemingly outdated means of advertisement has recently gained traction as an aesthetic, economic, and political practice after decades of inactivity. Resonances of Chindon-ya challenges Western conceptions of listening that have normalized the way we think about the relationship between sound, space, and listening subjects, and advances a growing body of interdisciplinary scholarship that examines the ways social fragmentation is experienced and negotiated in post-industrial societies.

Title: RESONANCES OF CHINDON-YA: SOUNDING SPACE AND SOCIALITY IN CONTEMPORARY JAPA N (MUSIC / CULTURE)

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Categories: Culture,

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press: 2018

ISBN Number: 0819577790

ISBN Number 13: 9780819577795

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: RWARE0000050984