Karaoke Around the World

Global Technology, Local Singing

Edited by Shuhei Hosokawa, Toru Mitsui

© 2001 – Routledge

224 pages

Purchasing Options:
New in Paperback: 9780415258548
pub: 2001-06-14
US Dollars$47.95
Hardback: 9780415163712
pub: 1998-02-05
US Dollars$175.00

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About the Book

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.

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Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / Popular Culture
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies