Tom Zé's Fabrication Defect and the “Esthetics of Plagiarism”: a postmodern/postcolonial “Cannibalist Manifesto”

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Show simple item record Rollefson, J. Griffith 2017-05-30T11:03:56Z 2017-05-30T11:03:56Z 2007-06-26
dc.identifier.citation Rollefson, J. G. (2007) 'Tom Zé's Fabrication Defect and the “Esthetics of Plagiarism”: a postmodern/postcolonial “Cannibalist Manifesto”', Popular Music and Society, 30(4), pp. 305-327. doi:10.1080/03007760600834853 en
dc.identifier.volume 30 en
dc.identifier.issued 4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 305 en
dc.identifier.endpage 327 en
dc.identifier.issn 0300-7766
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/03007760600834853
dc.description.abstract On his 1998 album Fabrication Defect the Brazilian composer-performer Tom Zé articulates the discourses of postmodernity and postcoloniality. More than simply touching on various aspects of ‘‘post-ness,’’ Zé forges from them an updated manifesto premised on Oswald de Andrade’s 1928 ‘‘Cannibalist Manifesto.’’ The former Tropica´lia musician proposes an ‘‘Esthetics of Plagiarism’’ as a way to appropriate and then reformulate the products of Western techno-capitalism. In this discussion, I will argue that the composer reconfigures the modernist and colonial tropes of primitivism and cannibalism in a subversively technophilic postmodern and postcolonial fashion - an oppositionality embodied in the album’s ‘‘defective android’’ figure. en
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dc.publisher Taylor & Francis Group en
dc.rights © 2007, Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Popular Music and Society on 26 June 2007, available online: en
dc.subject Postmodern en
dc.subject Postcolonial en
dc.subject Primitivism en
dc.subject Cannibalism en
dc.subject Plagiarism en
dc.title Tom Zé's Fabrication Defect and the “Esthetics of Plagiarism”: a postmodern/postcolonial “Cannibalist Manifesto” en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother J. Griffith Rollefson, Music, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.identifier.journaltitle Popular Music and Society en
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