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Karaoke Around The World: Global Technology, Local Singing (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies) Paperback – 14 Jun 2001
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'Karaoke Around the World is a book for our times... impressively grounded in solid research, both archival and ethnographic... a wonderful, thorough and well-balanced study of the multi-faceted quality of something that is both commodity and technology, culture and music, interactive and self-expressive, local and global... this is an excellent book to teach in classes on Japan, global and East Asian popular culture, ethnomusicology, and mass media... impressive and interactive!' - Journal of Japanese Studies
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. Johan Fornas, Shuhei Hosokawa, William H. Kelly, Casey Man Kong Lum, Toru Mitsui, Hiroshi Ogawa, Shinobu Oku, Akiko Otake, Paolo Prato
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The topics examined cover a wide range (socialization, cultural exchange, technology, etc.), but there is definitely an emphasis on karaoke as a cultural practice.
As is the tendency of such collections, some chapters shine while others leave a bit to be desired. Still, the volume is a worthwhile purchase for anyone interested in karaoke scholarship.
*Toru Mitsui- The Genesis of Karaoke: How the Combination of Technology and Music Evolved
*Johan Fornas- Filling Voids Along the Byway: Identification and Interpretation in the Swedish Forms of Karaoke
*Casey Man Kong Lum- The Karaoke Dilemma: On the Interaction Between Collectivism and Individualism in the Karaoke Space
A particular low point is Hiroshi Ogawa's chapter. While an interesting point of examination (karaoke's effects on the Japanese music culture and industry), the presentation falls short. I would venture to say that the chapter is a translation, and that therein lies the source of stylistic flaws (although I am uncertain if that's the case).