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Book Launch: 'Dangerous Mediations: Pop Music in a Philippine Prison Video' by Áine Mangaoang (University of Oslo)

  • Salen, ZEB Building, Sem Sælands vei 2 A, Department of Musicology, University of Oslo 0371 OSLO Norway (map)


> Welcome & Introduction by Associate Professor Kyle Devine (Head of Research, Dept. of Musicology, University of Oslo)

> Book Presentation by Áine Mangaoang (Postdoktor, Dept. of Musicology, University of Oslo)

> Guest Lecture by Holly Rogers (Reader in Music, Goldsmiths University of London)

> Roundtable discussion on music, new media and audiovisual cultures with Holly Rogers, Nanette Nielsen (Associate Professor, RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion, University of Oslo), and Ellis Jones (Postdoktor// MASHED project, RITMO, University of Oslo)

> Close and cake!

This book launch and research seminar is free and open to all!

See the launch poster here.

Click here for the Facebook event page, here for the University of Oslo event page.

And here to buy the book (with -30% discount at Bloomsbury’s September sale).

Reviews for Dangerous Mediations

“In this rich ethnographic case study, Áine Mangaoang brings together a welcome, provocative and highly original mix of music, YouTube and prison. She raises thoughtful questions about participation and incarceration, leisure and exploitation, the global and the local, that will resonate far beyond her case.” –  Nancy Baym, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, USA

“An enlightening, extensive, and engaging work! Áine Mangaoang's explanation of the phenomenal popularity of the Dancing Inmates' Thriller, a YouTube sensation, unearths layer after layer of paradoxes embedded in Philippine history, musicological studies, prison performances and digital cross-currents. The tensions that spring from navigating between rehabilitation and oppression, creativity and captivity, entertainment and punishment, submission and assertion, cultural identity and stereotyping, among others, make Dangerous Mediations a cautionary tale in adapting inmate performance, especially of the digital variety, as a vehicle for prison reform.” –  Ricardo Abad, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

“This book deepens our understanding of the mediation of music in the digital era. Through a wide-reaching analysis, Mangaoang reveals the subversive potential of music and how new media texts are bound up with power, punishment and postcolonialism.” –  Barley Norton, Reader and Senior Tutor in Music, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Earlier Event: October 16
Nordic Music Study Day, University of Oslo