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Author Wong, Deborah Anne, author.

Title Louder and faster : pain, joy, and the body politic in Asian American taiko / Deborah Wong.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]


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Description 1 online resource.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series American crossroads ; 55
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Looking, listening, and moving -- Inventories : the material culture of taiko -- Dancing the body politic : obon and bon-odori -- Good gigs, bad gigs : drumming between hope and anger -- Taiko, erotics, and anger -- Pain and the body politic : taiko players talk about blisters and more -- Cruising the Pac Rim : driven to thrill -- Conclusions : core values.
Summary "Louder and Faster is a cultural study of the phenomenon of Asian American taiko, the thundering, athletic drumming tradition that originated in Japan. Immersed in the taiko scene for twenty years, Deborah Wong has witnessed cultural and demographic changes and the exponential growth and expansion of taiko particularly in Southern California. Through her participatory ethnographic work, she reveals a complicated story embedded in memories of Japanese American internment and legacies of imperialism, Asian American identity and politics, a desire to be seen and heard, and the intersection of culture and global capitalism. Exploring the materialities of the drums, costumes, and bodies that make sound, analyzing the relationship of these to capitalist multiculturalism, and investigating the gender politics of taiko, Louder and Faster considers both the promises and pitfalls of music and performance as an antiracist practice. The result is a vivid glimpse of an Asian American presence that is both loud and fragile"--Provided by publisher.
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Language English.
Subject Taiko (Drum ensemble) -- United States -- History.
Asian American musicians.
Japanese American musicians.
Society & social sciences.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
Asian American musicians. (OCoLC)fst01743235
Japanese American musicians. (OCoLC)fst00981425
Taiko (Drum ensemble) (OCoLC)fst01738254
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Wong, Deborah Anne. Louder and faster. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019] 9780520304529 (DLC) 2018058632
ISBN 9780520973152 )
9780520304529 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 10.1525/luminos.71 doi
AU@ 000066208615

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