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Tales of Southeast Asia's Jazz Age: Filipinos, Indonesians and Popular Culture, 1920-1936. Luis Borromeo was the Philippines's "King of Jazz," who at the height of his popularity created a Filipino answer to the Ziegfeld Follies. Miss Riboet was a world-famous Javanese opera singer who ruled the theater world. While each represented a unique corner of the entertainment world, the rise and fall of these two superstar figures tell an important story of Southeast Asia's 1920s Jazz Age. Leaning on cultural studies and the work on cosmopolitanism and modernity by Henry Jenkins and Joel Kahn, Peter Keppy examines pop culture at this time as a contradictory social phenomenon. He challenges notions of Southeast Asia's popular culture as lowbrow entertainment created by elites and commerce to manipulate the masses, arguing instead that audiences seized on this popular culture to channel emancipatory activities, to articulate social critique, and to propagate an inclusive nationalism without being radically anticolonial.

Tales of Southeast Asia's Jazz Age

SKU: 062958
$42.00Price
  • ISBN

    9789813250512
  • Authors

    Keppy, Peter
  • Extent

    269
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Year

    2019
  • Publisher

    NUS Press

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