Now That’s What I Call Orientalism!

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CULTURAL TOURISM This originally started life as a lecture but as my students weren’t interested in anything older than they are or more specifically Adele, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga and ‘the soft music’ (e.g Westlife and The Carpenters) I’ll blog it instead. So, just what was it with the eighties and Orientalism? For some reason the eighties were not just a great time for synth bands but it seemed something else was in the air; a steady influx of anything oriental. Typography, little synth flourishes, geisha girls (albeit from Scotland)…read more