Longing band play at beautiful hope

Baulch, Emma (2013) Longing band play at beautiful hope. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 16(3), pp. 289-302.

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This article enquires into the contextual dimensions of Indonesian consumerism by presenting the rise to national fame of provincial boy band, Kangen (Longing) Band. The case of Kangen Band suggests that Indonesian consumerism entails new ways of heralding the masses that rely on and play with old generic terms, kampungan (hick-ish) and ‘Melayu’ (Malay). It also reveals some of the specificities of the Indonesian consumerist environment, in which ring back tones, pirate recordings and corporatized fandom are important resources in the formation of consumer subjectivities.

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ID Code: 78957
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Emma Baulch and Julian Millie are the editors of this specail issue: Media/Politics in Indonesia
Keywords: consumerism, fans, mobile telephony, pop genres
DOI: 10.1177/1367877912474537
ISSN: 1460-356X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2014 02:48
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2014 20:13

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