Music for Euro-Maoists: On the Correct Handling of Contradictions among Pop Stars
Hutnyk, John. 2000. Music for Euro-Maoists: On the Correct Handling of Contradictions among Pop Stars. Theory, Culture & Society, 17(3), p. 136. ISSN 0263-2764 [Article]No full text available
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/02632760022051266
Abstract or Description
This article takes up the appearance in the club circuits of Europe of cultural matter derived from radical peasant insurgency in West Bengal. It asks why the political content of cultural performance is so often glossed as exotica, and writes back some of the history of transnational, or internationalist, politics into this forum. Linking this to the celebrated Booker Prizewinning text of Arundhati Roy, and Gayatri Spivak's translations of Mahasweta Devi's writing, the contradictions of cultural politics are foregrounded.