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  • Introduction

    Deborah Wong

    Chapter from the book: Wong, D. 2019. Louder and Faster: Pain, Joy, and the Body Politic in Asian American Taiko.

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    This chapter sets up the critical themes of the book, including the First World global expansion of taiko in the early 21st century; Asian American community building in relation to multicultural ideologies; Asian American social justice work; taiko as both music and noise; taiko and cultural sustainability; and taiko as Asian American affective work. The key research methodologies of participant-observation ethnography, autoethnography, and multimedia ethnomusicology are discussed. A brief history and literature review of post-WW2 North American kumi-daiko is offered.

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    Wong, D. 2019. Introduction. In: Wong, D, Louder and Faster. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.71.a
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    Published on Sept. 10, 2019

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