Fascinating, thorough, easy to read, buy it!,
This review is from: Japanese Popular Music: Culture, Authenticity and Power (Routledge Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia) (Paperback)
This is one of the best books I've read on Japanese pop culture in general, and easily the best on Japanese music in particular. The fact that Carolyn Stevens worked in the Japanese music industry adds a non-academic understanding and helps fuel the writing with some very obvious enthusiasm for the subject. While her academic skill and understanding provide a rigorous approach and organisation to dealing with the subject, this personal background means that she never lets her academic approach turn this into a dry exercise. This is so well writen that both students and fans of Japanese pop music will get so much out of it. You will learn things from this book and enjoy learning it too!
Japanese Popular Music: Culture, Authenticity and Power (Routledge Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia)(1 customer review)