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Refashioning Pop Music in Asia by Brian Shoesmith, Ned Rossiter, Allen Chun

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3 World music, cultural heteroglossia and indigenous capital

Overlapping frequencies in the emergence of cosmopolitanism in Taiwan

Allen Chun

 

 

This chapter attempts to investigate the various ramifications of cosmopolitanism for the emergence of new public spheres. The semantics of global culture, the economics of transnational capital and the pragmatics of local interest often overlap in discussions of the transnational public. The advent of transnationalism in its various institutional manifestations constitutes a real threat to the existence of prevailing hegemonies by undermining the power of the state to maintain homogenous, standard communities. To what extent does the openness of the media contribute to a democratised space? To what ...

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