Cool new Asia : Asian popular culture in a local context
Kolesova, Elena; Wilson, Scott
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Citation:Kolesova, E. and Wilson, S. (2012). Cool new Asia : Asian popular culture in a local context. Unitec ePress ISBN 9781927214022. [Papers based on East Asian Pop-Culture Symposium held at the Unitec Institute of Technology, November 25-26, 2011] Retrieved from http://unitec.ac.nz/epress
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/2681
As popular culture flows and consumption opportunities become increasingly ubiquitous, what is often overlooked is the local specificity of the popular culture texts themselves. In multicultural societies there is growing interest expressed by different agencies to utilise popular culture for their own purposes. The authors contained within this publication, and who presented their ideas at the Cool New Asia symposium, explore the emerging conflict between different agencies performing popular culture, especially as popular culture texts are used, misused or abused in the pursuit of singularly local objectives and stable cultural identities. Questions of ownership, authenticity and the production and negotiation of identity are central when considering the role that diasporic and immigrant communities play in any local environment.