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Noriko Manabe's Latest Book Wins Prestigious Awards

Noriko Manabe, Associate Professor of Music Studies, won the 2017 John Whitney Hall Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) for her book, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima" (Oxford University Press). The prize, given for the best book about Japan, will be presented at the annual AAS conference in March.

Manabe also won Honorable Mention for the 2016 Alan Merriam Prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) for this book. This prize is awarded for the best book in ethnomusicology. Manabe’s book was chosen among thirty-four books. The citation by the Merriam Prize Committee read:

Citation for Merriam Prize: "Manabe’s book is a deeply informed study of music in relation to anti-nuclear protests in Japan since the devastating earthquake and nuclear disaster of 2011. The committee was in awe of the scope, depth, and risk-taking of the author’s research— at demonstrations and festivals, and with both indie and major label recordings musicians and producers; and in cyberspace. Her command of policy and its legal implications was as strong as her expert performance ethnography and music analysis. This study teaches us a great deal about the techniques of messaging, and the ways music breaks through the walls of official and unofficial censorship."