Marshall, Jillian: Travel Grant - 2016-2017

College of Arts and Sciences
Project Title: 
Aesthetic Capitalism: Music, Community, and Resistance in Contemporary Japan
Project Abstract: 
This research trip constitutes an important postlude to my primary dissertation fieldwork in Japan. My research posits indigenous, popular, and underground musical performance practice in Japan as a reflection of socio-political conditions of contemporary Japanese society. Time to reflect, as well as changes that have taken place in my primary field sites since returning to Cornell, have imparted gaps in my research that must be filled for my dissertation to be completed. This trip will also provide a much-needed chance to maintain the valuable relationships I forged during my fieldwork that will be central to my research for years to come.