The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima. Oxford University Press, 2015/2016.
BFE Book Prize, British Forum for Ethnomusicology, 2018.
John Whitney Hall Book Prize, Association for Asian Studies, 2017.
Alan Merriam Prize (Honorable Mention), Society for Ethnomusicology, 2016.
Video playlists for the book can be found here.
Reviews are here
OUP blog post on the legacy of post-3.11 protests is here
Video of talk at Temple University Japan, July 2016, is here
Revolution Remixed: A Typology of Intertextuality in Protest Songs. Oxford University Press, under contract.
Oxford Handbook of Protest Music, co-edited with Eric Drott. Under contract.
Nuclear Music: Sonic Responses to War, Disaster, and Power, co-edited with Jessica Schwartz. Oxford University Press, under contract.
33-1/3 Japan, series editor, Bloomsbury Press. Under contract.
Books published or under contract:
Supercell ft. Hatsune Miku by Keisuke Yamada (Aug 2017)
Yoko Kanno's Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack by Rose Bridges (Nov 2017)
Review, All the Anime, Jonathan Clements
Perfume's GAME by Patrick St. Michel (Feb 2018)
Cornelius’s Fantasma by Martin Roberts (Nov 2019)
AKB48 by Patrick Galbraith and Jason Karlin (Oct 2019)
Joe Hisaishi's Soundtrack for My Neighbor Totoro, by Kunio Hara (Feb 2020)
Shōnen Knife's Happy Hour, by Brooke McCorkle (Feb 2021)
Nenes' Koza Dabasa, by Henry Johnson (Feb 2021)
Yūming’s The 14th Moon, by Lasse Lehtonen (July 2022)
“We Gon' Be Alright?: The Ambiguities of Kendrick Lamar's Protest Anthem.” In "Forum on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly," for Music Theory Online 25.1, 2019. http://mtosmt.org/issues/mto.19.25.1/mto.19.25.1.manabe.html
Outstanding Publication Award, Society for Music Theory, 2022.
Outstanding Publication Award, Society for Music Theory, Popular Music Interest Group, 2019.
“Chants of the Resistance: Flow, Memory, and Inclusivity.” In "Forum on Sound in the Women's March and Beyond,” for Music and Politics 13/1 (Winter), 2019. http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/mp.9460447.0013.105
“‘It’s Our Turn to Be Heard’: The Life and Legacy of Rapper-Activist ECD (1960-2018).” The Asia-Pacific Journal 16, no. 6/3 (March 14, 2018).
"Uprising: Music, Youth, and Protest Against the Policies of the Abe Shinzō Government." The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 12, Issue 32, No. 3, August 11, 2014.
"Music in Japanese Antinuclear Demonstrations: The Evolution of a Contentious Performance Model." The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 11, Issue 42, No. 3, October 21, 2013.
Waterman Prize, Society for Ethnomusicology, 2014.
"Straight Outta Ichimiya: The Rise of a Rural Japanese Rapper." The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 11, Issue 5, No. 1, February 4, 2013.
"The No Nukes 2012 Concert and the Role of Musicians in the Anti-Nuclear Movement." The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol 10, Issue 29, No. 3, July 16, 2012.
“New Technologies, Industrial Structure, and the Consumption of Music in Japan." Asian Music 39/1 (Winter/Spring 2008): 81-107. How industry structure and policy have affected how consumers listen to and acquire music in Japan, using data gathered from a user survey and interviews with industry executives. Comparison with American consumers. Abstract
“Lovers and Rulers, the Real and the Surreal: Harmonic Metaphors in Silvio Rodríguez’s Songs” Revista Transcultural de Música 10, 2006. Discusses the Cuban trovador’s use of certain harmonic devices to depict affects in three stages of his career. Abstract Full PDF with musical examples
Amantes y gobernantes, lo real y lo surrealista: Metáforas armónicas en las canciones de Silvio Rodríguez (Versión en español), Revista Transcultural de Música 10, 2006.
“Globalization and Japanese Creativity: Adaptation of Japanese Language to Rap.” Ethnomusicology 50/1 (Winter 2006): 1-36. Analyzes the interaction of Japanese prosody, rhythms, and rhymes in rap. Abstract
Shorter articles in journals
“The Sound Truck as an Apparatus of Democracy in Japanese Street Protests.” Darmstädter Beiträge zur Neuen Musik 25: 35–41.
“Music as Data in the Twenty-First Century.” In “Forum: Defining Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Music,” ed. David Clarke, Twentieth-Century Music 14/3 (2018), 411–462 (excerpt from 448–452). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1478572217000342
"Japanese Elections: The Ghost of Constitutional Revision and Campaign Discourse." Asia-Pacific Journal 14/15/8 (August 1, 2016). http://apjjf.org/2016/15/manabe.html
Chapters in edited volumes
“Monju-Kun: Children’s Culture as Protest.” In Child’s Play: Multi-Sensory Histories of Children and Childhood in Japan, eds. Sabine Frühstück and Anne Walthall, 264–85. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 2017. Press. https://www.luminosoa.org/site/chapters/10.1525/luminos.40.n/.
“Streaming Music in Japan: Corporate Cultures as Determinants of Listening Practice.” In Networked Music Cultures: Contemporary Approaches, Emerging Issues, ed. Raphael Nowak and Andrew Whelan, 67–76. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
“La musique dans le mouvement antinucléaire japonais après Fukushima: quatre espaces de manifestation.” Politiques des musiques populaires au XXIe siècle, ed. Elsa Grassy and Jedediah Sklower, 161–186. Saffré, France: Éditions Seteun, 2016. Peer reviewed.
"Hip-Hop and Reggae in Recent Japanese Social Movements.” In Two Haiku and a Microphone: Traveling Texts and the Work of Afro-Japanese Cultural Production, ed. William H. Bridges IV and Nina Cornyetz, 209-22. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015.
"A Tale of Two Countries: Online Radio in the United States and Japan." In Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies, ed. Sumanth Gopinath and Jason Stanyeck, 456–95. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
"Songs of Japanese Schoolchildren During World War II." In Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures, ed. Patricia Campbell and Trevor Wiggins, 96–113. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. PDF
“Going mobile : the mobile Internet, ringtones, and the music market in Japan." In Internationalizing Internet Studies, ed. Gerard Goggin and Mark McLelland (New York: Routledge, 2009), 316-332. ISBN: 9780415956253. Development of the mobile internet in Japan; ringtones and mastertones as a driver of mobile and 3G diffusion; reactions of record companies to mastertones. Abstract
Chapters in conference proceedings
"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Anti-Nuclear Protest Music in Post-Fukushima Japan."
3.11 Virtual Conference: Looking Back to Look Forward, STS Forum on Fukushima, March 11–15, 2013.
“Ring My Bell: Cell Phones and the Japanese Music Market." Music of Japan Today, ed. E.Michael Richards and Kazuko Tanosaki (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008, ISBN 9781847185624), 257-267. Abstract
“Reinterpretaciones del son: Versiones de Motivos de son de Guillén por Grenet, García Caturla, y Roldán.” In El son y la salsa en la identidad del Caribe, ed. DaríoTejeda and Rafael Yunén, 515–32. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Centro León, Instituto de Estudios Caribeños, Secretaría de Estado de Cultura, 2008.
“Don Giovanni's Elvira: Analysis of the Evolution of a mezzo carattere." In Interpretare Mozart: Atti del convegno ed. Mariateresa Dellaborra, Guido Salvetti, Claudio Toscani. Strumenti della Ricerca Musicale, 12. (Lucca, Italy: Libreria Musicale Italiana [LIM], 2007), 127-146. ISBN 88-7096-503-2. Discusses the evolution of the tragicomic aspects of Elvira character from the Molière play to the Bertati-Gazzaniga opera to the Da Ponte-Mozart masterpiece, as expressed in the drama and the music.
“Refractions of a Rainbow: Randy Rainbow’s Multi-Layered Parodies.” Trax on the Trail. August 17, 2020. https://www.traxonthetrail.com/2020/08/15/refractions-of-a-rainbow-randy-rainbows-multi-layered-parodies/.
“The Life of an Activist-Musician: Japanese Rapper ECD.” Oxford University Press Blog. April 17, 2018. https://blog.oup.com/2018/04/activist-musician-japanese-rapper-ecd/.
“Japanese Elections: Constitutional Revision and the Anxiety of Free Speech.” Oxford University Press blog. August 4, 2016. http://blog.oup.com/2016/08/japanese-elections-constitutional-revision-free-speech/.
“Five years after: The legacy of the Japanese anti-nuclear movement.” Oxford University Press blog. March 16, 2016. http://blog.oup.com/2016/03/fukushima-accident-japanese-protest-music/.
"Book Review: Susan Thomas' Cuban Zarzuela: Performing Race and Gender on Havana's Lyric Stage (University of Illinois Press)." Latin American Music Review 33/1 (Spring/Summer 2012): 124–30.
“Protest Music.” In SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture, ed. Janet Sturman, 1743–1747. 3,300 words. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference, 2019.
"Hip-Hop, Japan" and "DJ Krush." In Pop Culture in Asia and Oceania, ed. Jeremy Murray and Kathleen M. Nadeau, 20–24. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2016.
"Western music in Japan: The evolution of styles in children's songs, hip-hop, and other genres." Ph.D. Dissertation, CUNY Graduate Center, 2009.
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