Is karaoke a passing fad? Kevin Brown PhD.
Associate Professor of Theatre History, Theory, Criticism, Performance Studies, New Media, Non-Western Theatre, and Popular Culture at the University of Missouri, US. believes not. For his doctoral dissertation, he conducted a two-year ethnographic study of karaoke in America, a portion of which is: ‘Liveness Anxiety: Karaoke and the Performance of Class
‘, and is published in Vol. 1, Issue 2, of the academic journal Popular Entertainment Studies.
“It is very tempting to dismiss karaoke as a passing fad.”
explains the professor.