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13. Songs of Apple: The Flâneuse in Nocturnal Tokyo

Author: Karen Anne Mata

Published in: Nocturnes: Popular Music and the Night

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

This chapter explores Tokyo as depicted in Sheena Ringo’s songs, Marunouchi Sadistic, Kabukicho no Joou, Kamisama Hotokesama and Nagai Mijikai Matsuri. The chapter aims to offer a re-mapping of identity and thoughts of Ringo, through the images provided in the songs as narrated by the figure of the flâneuse, a wandering figure often not the subject of detailed scrutiny when discussing these contexts. In order to do this, the chapter focuses on the close reading of the lyrics through the flâneuse’s exploration of, meditation on and interventions in nocturnal Tokyo.
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Metadata
Title
Songs of Apple: The Flâneuse in Nocturnal Tokyo
Author
Karen Anne Mata
Copyright Year
2019
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99786-5_13