contributors

shuhei hosokawa
is Associate Professor at the Department of Humanities and So-
cialSciences,TokyoInstituteof Technology.HehaspublishednumerousbooksinJapa-
neseincludingTheAestheticsofRecordedSound(1990),EnkaintheCountryofSamba(1995)and
Japanese Films Go to Brazil (1998). He is the coeditor (with Toru Mitsui) of Karaoke around
the World: Global Technology, Local Singing (1998) and has published articles (in English)
in journals including JapaneseStudies,CulturalStudies,PopularMusic, and the BritishJournal
of Ethnomusicology. He is currently working on the cultural history of Japanese popular
music from the mid-nineteenth century.
angelo ishi
is a Brazilian of Japanese descent. Hewas born in São Paulo and studied
at the Universityof São Paulo School of Journalism, Niigata University, and Tokyo Uni-
versity. He is coauthor of GlobalJapan:TheExperienceofJapan’sNewImmigrantsandOverseas
Communities. He has lived in Japan since 1990, where he teaches in several universities
and produces and narrates a Portuguese-language radio news program.
daniel t. linger
is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa
Cruz.Hisresearchfocusesonidentity,transnationalexperience,politics,cities,cultural
theory, and face-to-face interaction. He is the authorof DangerousEncounters:Meaningsof
ViolenceinaBrazilianCity (1992) and NoOneHome:BrazilianSelvesRemadeinJapan (2001).
jeffrey lesser
is Professorof Historyand directorof the Latin American and Carib-
bean Studies Program at Emory University. He is the author of NegotiatingNationalIden-
tity: Minorities, Immigrants, and the Struggle for Ethnicity in Brazil (Duke University Press,
1999) and Welcoming the Undesirables: Brazil and the Jewish Question (1994). He has twice
beenaFulbrightFellowandhasreceivedresearchgrantsfromtheNationalEndowment
for the Humanities, the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays), the American
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