Book Review: Karaoke Culture

Read this clear-sighted social critique on karaoke culture by Dubravka Ugresic
By Kari Volkmann-Carlsen
March/April 2012

"Karaoke Culture" by Dubravka Ugresic (Open Letters)


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Are karaoke and hotel minibars bastions of totalitarianism? They are from the unequivocally fresh perspective of Dubravka Ugresic.

Once proclaimed a “public enemy” for her strong anti-nationalistic stance during the war in the former Yugoslavia, Ugresic continues to think freely as one of the most clear-sighted and witty cultural critics of our time. Karaoke Culture—the title of her newly collected essays as well as a term to denote a trend in unoriginality—offers keen social critique that is anything but hackneyed.








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