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Extreme exoticism : Japan in the American musical imagination, W. Anthony Sheppard

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Extreme exoticism : Japan in the American musical imagination
Title
Extreme exoticism
Title remainder
Japan in the American musical imagination
Statement of responsibility
W. Anthony Sheppard
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
To what extent can music be employed to shape one culture's understanding of another? In the American imagination, Japan has represented the "most alien" nation for over 150 years. This perceived difference has inspired fantasies-of both desire and repulsion-through which Japanese culture has profoundly impacted the arts and industry of the U.S. While the influence of Japan on American and European painting, architecture, design, theater, and literature has been celebrated in numerous books and exhibitions, the role of music has been virtually ignored until now. Anthony Sheppard's Extreme Exoticism offers a detailed documentation and wide-ranging investigation of music's role in shaping American perceptions of the Japanese, the influence of Japanese music on American composers, and the place of Japanese Americans in American musical life. Presenting numerous American encounters with and representations of Japanese music and Japan, this book reveals how music functions in exotic representation across a variety of genres and media, and how Japanese music has at various times served as a sign of modernist experimentation, a sounding board for defining American music, and a tool for reshaping conceptions of race and gender. From the Tin Pan Alley songs of the Russo-Japanese war period to Weezer's Pinkerton album, music has continued to inscribe Japan as the land of extreme exoticism. -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sheppard, William Anthony
Dewey number
780.973/0952
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML200
LC item number
.S4 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music
  • Orientalism in music
  • Exoticism in music
  • Exoticism in music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Orientalism in music
  • United States
  • Einfluss
  • Exotica
  • Japaner
  • Musik
  • Japan
  • USA
Label
Extreme exoticism : Japan in the American musical imagination, W. Anthony Sheppard
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [559]-606) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Beyond description" : nineteenth-century Americans hearing Japan -- Strains of Japonisme in Tin Pan Alley, on Broadway, and in the parlor -- Japonisme and the forging of Ameircan musical modernism -- Two paradigmatic tales, between genres and genders -- An exotic enemy : musical propaganda in wartime Hollywood -- Singing Sayonara : musical representations of Japan in postwar Hollywood -- Representing the authentic from Japanese American perspectives -- Beat and square Cold War encounters -- Conclusions?, or, Contemporary representations and reception
Control code
1089258621
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiv, 623 pages
Isbn
9780190072704
Lccn
2019008958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)1089258621
Label
Extreme exoticism : Japan in the American musical imagination, W. Anthony Sheppard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [559]-606) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Beyond description" : nineteenth-century Americans hearing Japan -- Strains of Japonisme in Tin Pan Alley, on Broadway, and in the parlor -- Japonisme and the forging of Ameircan musical modernism -- Two paradigmatic tales, between genres and genders -- An exotic enemy : musical propaganda in wartime Hollywood -- Singing Sayonara : musical representations of Japan in postwar Hollywood -- Representing the authentic from Japanese American perspectives -- Beat and square Cold War encounters -- Conclusions?, or, Contemporary representations and reception
Control code
1089258621
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiv, 623 pages
Isbn
9780190072704
Lccn
2019008958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)1089258621

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