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Composing Japanese Musical Modernity. By Bonnie C. Wade. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. 272 pp. $90.00 (cloth, ISBN 9780226085210); $30.00 (paper, ISBN 9780226085357); $7.00–$30.00 (e-book, ISBN 9780226085494). - Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation. By David Novak. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2013. 304 pp. $89.95 (cloth, ISBN 9780822353799); $24.95 (paper, ISBN 9780822353928).

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 December 2015

Scott W. Aalgaard*
The University of Chicago
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6 Harry Harootunian, “Japan's Long Postwar: The Trick of Memory and the Ruse of Memory,” in Japan after Japan: Social and Cultural Life from the Recessionary 1990s to the Present, eds. Yoda Tomiko and Harry Harootunian (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2006), 98–121.

7 Ian Condry, Hip-Hop Japan: Rap and the Paths of Cultural Globalization (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2006); Michael K. Bourdaghs, Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon: A Geopolitical Prehistory of J-Pop (New York: Colombia University Press, 2012).

8 Tia Denora, After Adorno: Rethinking Music Sociology (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).

9 Paul Gilroy, The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double-Consciousness (London: Verso, 1993), 101.

10 Lawrence Grossberg, Dancing in Spite of Myself: Essays on Popular Culture (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1997), 44.

11 The work's emphasis on opacity, in fact, put me in mind of Naoki Sakai's groundbreaking work, Voices of the Past: The Status of Language in Eighteenth-Century Japanese Discourse (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1992).

12 Harry Harootunian, “‘Memories of Underdevelopment’ after Area Studies,” Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique 20, no. 1 (2012): 7.