Research seminar - Book Launch for Áine Mangaoang

We would like to invite you all to the launch of the book 

Dangerous Mediations- Pop Music in a Philippine Prison Video (Bloomsbury Academic)

Book cover

In 2007, an unlikely troupe of 1500 Filipino prisoners became Internet celebrities after their YouTube video of Michael Jackson's ground-breaking hit 'Thriller' went viral. Taking this spectacular dance as a point of departure, Dangerous Mediations explores the disquieting development of prisoners performing punishment to a global, online audience. Combining analysis of this YouTube video with first-hand experiences from fieldwork in the Philippine prison, Áine Mangaoang investigates a wide range of interlocking contexts surrounding this user-generated text to reveal how places of punishment can be transformed into spaces of spectacular entertainment, leisure, and penal tourism.

In the post-YouTube era, Dangerous Mediations sounds the call for close readings of music videos produced outside of the corporate culture industries. By connecting historical discussions on postcolonialism, surveillance and prison philosophy with contemporary scholarship on popular music, participatory culture and new media, Dangerous Mediationsis the first book to ask critical questions about the politics of pop music and audiovisual mediation in early 21st-century detention centres.


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Published June 28, 2019 1:15 PM - Last modified July 4, 2019 2:54 PM