Show simple item record Hagood, Mack en 2008-11-07T17:59:42Z en 2008-11-07T17:59:42Z en 2008 en
dc.identifier.citation Hagood, Mack. 2008. "Liminal States: Life as an Indie Musician on Taiwan" Folklore Forum 38(1): 82-101 en
dc.identifier.issn 0015-5926 en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract In this paper, I examine the liminal states of Taiwanese guitarist/composer Huang Wan-ting, particularly as these states articulate with similar liminal states of “indie music” and the island of Taiwan. I use the term ‘liminal’ in a non-ritual sense to refer to a structural position on the interstices of recognized roles and identities. In addition, I propose a second type of liminality: a position of choice assumed by subjects for some advantage—in Wan-ting’s case, artistic. As an indie musician, Wan-ting attempts to maintain a position on the edge of the music mainstream, bringing new sounds into popular music. While she has tried to find a Taiwanese political identity through her song lyrics, Wan-ting does not consider herself to be a "Taiwanese musician” and creates music for a transnational indie audience. Wan-ting claims her music is more popular with foreigners than Taiwanese. Like an independent Taiwanese state, her career may need foreign recognition to exist. en
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dc.publisher Department of Folklore nad Ethnomusicology, Indiana University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 38 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 1 en
dc.subject Music; Indie Rock; Identity; Liminality, Taiwan, China en
dc.subject East Asia en
dc.title Liminal States: Life as an Indie Musician on Taiwan en
dc.type Article en

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