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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima

Noriko Manabe


Japan is a difficult place to express antinuclear views: Much of the media avoids antinuclear viewpoints, and the culture discourages controversial opinions. Drawing from the author’s ethnography since 2011 and interviews with key musicians and activists, this book examines the structures that inhibit political expression, and how musicians work within or usurp the constraints of performance spaces. While American musicians regularly attract publicity to their political causes, Japanese musicians are discouraged from engaging in politics, particularly concerning antinuclear issues. The four sp ... More

Keywords: antinuclear movement, antinuclear demonstrations, Fukushima nuclear disaster, protest music, intertextuality, cyberspace, recordings, demonstrations, festivals, censorship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199334681
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334681.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Noriko Manabe, author
Assistant Professor, Princeton University