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Author Chow, Yiu Fai.
Title Sonic multiplicities : Hong Kong pop and the global circulation of sound and image / Yiu Fai Chow and Jeroen de Kloet.
Imprint Bristol, UK ; Chicago : Intellect, 2013.

Subject Popular music -- China -- Hong Kong.
Popular music -- Social aspects.
Alt Name Kloet, Jeroen de.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Figures and Table; INTRODUCTION: SONIC MULTIPLICITIES; Sonic disappearances; What is going on?; Overview; Chapter 1: ME AND THE DRAGON: A LYRICAL ENGAGEMENT WITH THE POLITICS OF CHINESENESS; Nationalistic songs; Another approach; Re-nationalization I: Descendants of the dragon; Re-nationalization II: Home and nation; Re-nationalization III: Performing acts (i) -- writing against the grain; Re-nationalization IV: Performing acts (ii) -- writing with a twist; Shoot the dragon.
Chapter 2: THE PRODUCTION OF LOCALITY IN GLOBAL POP -- A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF POP FANS IN THE NETHERLANDS AND HONG KONGIntroduction; Globalization: A sense of locality; Fandom: On fans of local stars; Methodology; Production of locality: The linguistic and the heroic; Production of locality: The social, the charitable and the personal; Community; Charity; Character; Conclusion; Chapter 3: BLOWING IN THE CHINA WIND: ENGAGEMENTS WITH CHINESENESS IN HONG KONG'S ZHONGGUOFENG MUSIC VIDEOS; Destabilizing Chineseness; Feminizing Chineseness; Whither China Wind?; Chapter 4: SEX, MORALITY AND CANTOPOP.
Picture GateThe Edison Chen scandal; The Confucian cum Victorian ethics and the spirit of global capitalism; Spectacle and image; Eye see you as I see you; Coda; Chapter 5: BUILDING MEMORIES -- A STUDY OF POP VENUES IN HONG KONG; Fluid sounds; Monumental buildings; Building memories; The Coliseum; Belonging and temporality; Chapter 6: OLYMPIC CELEBRATIONS AND PERFORMATIVE CONTESTATIONS; The constative and the performative; Welcome to Olympic Beijing; Performing Olympic China from Hong Kong; Shanghai also welcomes you!; Criticality and popular culture.
Chapter 7: MUSIC, DESIRE AND THE TRANSNATIONAL POLITICS OF CHINESENESS: FOLLOWING DIANAFollowing Diana; Diasporic hope: Rewriting migration narrative; Musical hope: Rewriting modernity narrative; Language; Music; Body; Methodological endnote; The flow; The bodily; The political; The personal; Bibliography; Index; Back Cover.
Summary 'Sonic Multiplicities is a fascinating book, with essays rich in empirical detail and - captivatingly combining the personal and the theoretical - evocative of the complexities of experience, desire and politics in our perplexingly mobile and entangled world. The book's focus on Hong Kong pop music as part of a translocal, if not global network of flows provides a starting point for the authors to unsettle received notions of Chineseness, place and identity, of particular importance in a time when we need to come to terms with, and resist, the increasingly stifling discourse of "the rise of Ch.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on Feb. 5, 2013).
ISBN 9781841507613 (electronic bk.)
184150761X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 829062354
Additional Format Print version: Chow, Yiu Fai. Sonic Multiplicities : Hong Kong Pop and the Global Circulation of Sound and Image. Bristol : Intellect, ©2012 9781841506159