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By M. T. Kato

Explores the progressive capability of Bruce Lee and hip hop tradition within the context of antiglobalization struggles and transnational capitalism.

From Kung Fu to Hip Hop seems to be on the progressive power of pop culture within the sociohistorical context of globalization. writer M. T. Kato examines Bruce Lee’s video clips, the countercultural aesthetics of Jimi Hendrix, and the autonomy of the hip hop country to bare the rising innovative paradigm in pop culture. The research is contextualized in a dialogue of social hobbies from the preferred fight opposed to neoimperialism in Asia, to the antiglobalization activities within the 3rd global, and to the worldwide renowned alliances for the reconstruction of an alternate international. Kato provides renowned cultural revolution as a reflect snapshot of decolonization struggles in an period of globalization, the place innovative inventive expressions are aligned with new modes of subjectivity and collective identity.

“Kato’s wonderful e-book presents a wealthy research not just of Bruce Lee video clips, but in addition of the political, monetary, and cultural context during which they have been produced. I discovered an enormous quantity from this book—particularly the very cutting edge linkages made among the flicks and East Asian political economy.” — Vijay Prashad, writer of every person used to be Kung Fu scuffling with: Afro-Asian Connections and the parable of Cultural Purity

“The booklet is intensely well timed in its concentrate on the political strength of pop culture for maintaining previous social events and for constructing new ones that move nationwide limitations within the manner that movie and hip hop tradition have.” — Nitasha Sharma, Northwestern University

M. T. Kato is an autonomous pupil and activist residing in Hawaii.

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