Dance of Life: Popular Music and Politics in Southeast Asia. (Abstracts).
Lockard, Craig A., 1998, Dance of Life: Popular Music and Politics
in Southeast Asia. Honolulu: University of Hawaii, pp. 328.
This book provides broad cultural and historical frameworks of role
and impact of popular musicians and their music on contemporary politics
in Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand,
Singapore, and Malaysia--including, in the latter case, Sabah and
Sarawak. Written in a lucid and engaging style, Dance of Life is an
important contribution to the growing literature on popular culture, a
subject too long snubbed by most Asianists (John A. Lent).