Essay on Roots And Race : Discourses Of Body And Place

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Bender, Shawn. 2005. "Of Roots and Race: Discourses of Body and Place in Japanese Taiko Drumming." Social Science Japan Journal 8 (2): 197-212. This article analyzes the instruction of taiko drumming in Japan as a particular ‘technique of the body’, encodes and articulate notions of identity and difference in Japanese bodies and through bodily practice. This article will help my paper to affirm taiko as a Japanese activity. This article also further explains in details of the required different playing positions, different movements, and different rhythmic patterns of taiko.

Izumi, Masumi. 2001. Reconsidering ethnic culture and community: A case study on Japanese Canadian taiko drumming. Journal of Asian American Studies 4 (1): 35-56.

This article displays the process by which ethnic identity is created and reinforced among Japanese Canadian taiko drummers. It further offers a brief history of taiko in North America, and analyzes the historical context where taiko emerged as a site of cultural expression. This article will help my paper to discuss the complex relationship between taiko and Canadian multiculturalism. This article reveals the tensions that converge and intersect at the site of taiko drumming performances among the players, the ethnic community, the mainstream society, and the Canadian state. Johnson, Henry. 1999. The sounds of myūjikku. an exploration of concepts and classifications in Japanese sound aesthetics. Journal of Musicological Research 18…

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