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Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities

Andrew N. Weintraub and Barb Barendreght


Vamping the Stage is the first book-length historical and comparative examination of women, modernity, and popular music in Asia. This book documents the many ways that women performers have supported, challenged, and undermined representations of existing gendered norms in the entertainment industries of China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Iran, Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The case studies in this volume address colonial, post-colonial, as well as late modern conditions of culture as they relate to women’s musical practices and their changing social and cultural identities throughout As ... More

Keywords: gender, modernity, popular music, Asia, voice, area studies, entertainment Industries, performing arts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780824869861
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824869861.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew N. Weintraub, editor
University of Pittsburgh

Barb Barendreght, editor

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Front Matter

Chapter 1 Re-Vamping Asia

Andrew N.Weintraub and Bart Barendregt

Part I Triumph and Tragedies of the Colonized Voice: Colonial Modernity, Commodification, and Circulation of Women’s Voices

Part II Modern Stars and Modern Lives: Nation, Memory, and the politics of Gender

Chapter 7 Titiek Puspa

Andrew N. Weintraub

Part III Silenced Voices and Forbidden Modernities: Censorship, Morality, and National Identity

Part IV Body Politics and Discourses of Femininity: Image, Sexuality, and the Body

Chapter 15 The Ideal Idol

Jennifer Milioto Matsue

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