Creating a scene: Balinese punk's beginnings
Baulch, Emma (2002) Creating a scene: Balinese punk's beginnings. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 5(2), pp. 153-177.
The promotion of alternative music by deregulated television and recording industries, together with the increasingly felt presence of the metropolis, converged on Balinese cultural and physical landscapes in the 1990s. Mirroring developments in broader society, a regionalist discourse, which polarized notions of ‘centre’ and ‘periphery’, emerged among Balinese youth in the context of the local band scene. For certain musicians, musical authenticity was firmly rooted in a cultural and geographical locale, and was articulated by their abhorrence for socializing at shopping malls. In contrast, these Balinese alternative (including punk) musicians sought authenticity in a metropolitan elsewhere. This article is a case study of the indigenization of a ‘global’ code in a non-western periphery. It contests arguments for the ‘post-imperial’ nature of globalization, and demonstrates the continued salience of centre–periphery dialectics in local discourses. At the same time, the study attests to the progressive role a metropolitan superculture can play in cultural renewal in the periphery.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||alternapunk, Bali, Globalization, identity politics, metropolis, regionalist discourse, shopping malls, social spatialization, youth subculture|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2002 Sage Publications|
|Deposited On:||27 Jul 2009 03:32|
|Last Modified:||17 Sep 2010 01:32|
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