Music and Engagement in the Asian Political Space

Music and Engagement in the Asian Political Space

Uche T. Onyebadi (Texas Christian University, USA), Mohammad Delwar Hossain (University of South Alabama, USA) and Tao Fu (University of International Business and Economics, China)
ISBN13: 9781799858171|ISBN10: 1799858170|EISBN13: 9781799858188|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-5817-1


The Asian continent is composed of multiple political systems, huge populations, and different religions and histories. Yet, the undercurrents of politics and political affairs and how societies function in this vast region are not well known, and in fact often misunderstood. The role of music and its impact on political affairs is just one of these unknown or misunderstood factors about this region.

Unlike initial political communication studies, the present book is not about examining established political structures such as parliament or congress and the presidency; political processes such as elections, campaign advertising and voter education; or even political behavior and participation such as voting and the performance of other civic duties. Rather, it recognizes and explores the impact and intersection of music and politics in society, in this case, various societies in the Asian continent.

The book is projected to be an invaluable research tool specifically in the hands of researchers and students of Asian politics in the aforementioned fields, and people who are interested in understanding and investigating the intersection of music and politics globally. Therefore, suggested potential targets for the envisaged edited book include such researchers and students across multiple disciplines in the arts and humanities, as well as libraries and research institutes across the globe.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Uche Onyebadi is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Journalism Department in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication, Texas Christian University, USA. He also served as the Director of the School of Journalism, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA (2014-2016). Onyebadi holds a doctoral degree in journalism, with specialization in political communication, from the University of Missouri, Columbia- Missouri, USA. His research interests include political communication, media and politics, mass communication theory, media ethics, and international communication. His articles have been published in communication journals such as the Journal of Mass Media Ethics, International Communication Gazette, Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, Media, War & Conflict, International Communication Research Journal, and Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.