Tales of Southeast Asia's Jazz Age Filipinos, Indonesian and "Popular culture", 1920-1936
Leaning on cultural studies and fandom studies, popular culture is critically examined here as a social phenomenon of Southeast Asia’s emerging urban multi-ethnic middle-classes. This book opens up a critical history of a contradictory popular culture and the people and forces behind it, highlighting the profound societal transformations in early twentieth-century Southeast Asia.
“a compelling account of a fascinating period and individuals, at the dawn of modernity in the islands of Southeast Asia” – Ariel Heryanto
Fascinated with the peoples, cultures, politics and history of Southeast Asia, Peter Keppy has been studying Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines since the 1990s.