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[Commlist] New book: Music Generations in the Digital Age: Social practices of listening and idols in Japan

Wed Mar 13 08:19:04 GMT 2024

A new book on listening, audiences, (virtual) idols and Japan:

Music Generations in the Digital Age: Social Practices of Listening and Idols in Japan
by Rafal Zaborowski

What do we do when we listen? The act of engagement with music in everyday life may seem simple on the surface but participation, interpretation, circulation and cultural production in the digital age are more complex and entangled than ever before. It is especially so in Japan, with its vast multimedia idol and vocaloid industries. This unique ethnographic work at the intersection of cultural, media and music studies covers a wide spectrum of music-related activities embedded in the daily lives of two Japanese cohorts. The varied case studies, including teen idol groups and virtual idols, aid the detailed examination of the relation between music, generation, and society.

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Introduction: Listening, music, generations
Chapter 1: Audiences and Musics
Chapter 2: Listening and Listeners
Chapter 3: The Lost and the Relaxed
Chapter 4: Participation and proximity
Chapter 5: Idols and Virtual idols
Conclusion: Music generations in the digital age

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