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

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12 Pop music and interculturality

The dynamic presence of pop music in contemporary Balinese performance

Zachar Laskewicz

 

 

The future will bring us a diversified and complex world, and not the uniform cultural landscape which the Westerner has dreamt of for various reasons since the 19th century …

(Pinxten 1994: 133)1

 

Contemporary anthropology seems to have transcended the structuralist notion of culture viewed as something existing outside or above the dynamic force of individuals. It seems in this post-structuralist day and age that viewing culture as an entity in a constant state of flux is no longer a problematic issue, just as it is no longer difficult to suggest that the arts are more than simply a ‘reflection’ of a given culture but ...

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