Countering MTV Influence in Indonesia and Malaysia
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute
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Two theoretical perspectives related to international communication (i.e., cultural imperialism and cultural identity) reflect the battle between the forces of globalization and local cultural identity taking place all over the world. In the last decade, Indonesia and...
This study involves three major elements — Music Television or MTV Networks, the music of Malaysia, and the music of Indonesia — and it is basically a study of how these three interact in a modern cultural setting. This chapter will thus introduce these three elements as well...
2. Malay Cultural Landscape and Identity: Malaysia and Indonesia
This chapter explores the cultural landscape of Malaysia and Indonesia, including the media landscape which has influenced cultural identities in the region. Both countries can be categorized as classic examples of postcolonial societies trying to build a common cultural...
3. Music, Islam, and Modern Cultural Identities
Very often when people talk about the impact of MTV in developing countries, the process is described as a form of “cultural imperialism”, which has the potential to destroy local music industries and traditional culture, and westernize the local youth...
4. Pop Music, Cultural Imperialism, and Localization
In the previous chapter I examined and discussed how nasyid music, with its Islamic flavour, has become both a religious movement as well as part of Malaysia’s pop music industry. In this chapter, which includes discussion of the results of observations, contents...
5. Case Studies
The discussion of the results of the three case studies in this chapter is designed to provide further insights into the issues discussed in the previous two chapters. These case studies include interviews with high profile artistes and their managers, composers and art...
6. Countering Cultural Imperialism: Theoretical Analysis
Cultural issues have become increasingly important — both in global as well as local interactions among people — along with increased integration of trade, markets, currencies, transport, and media systems. Although the world appears to be becoming smaller, this is...
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Publication Year: 2012
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