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Sexing the groove : popular music and gender

Author: Sheila Whiteley
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sexing the Groove discusses these issues and many more, bringing together leading music and cultural theorists to explore the relationships between popular music, gender and sexuality. The contributors, who include Mavis Beayton, Stella Bruzzi, Sara Cohen, Sean Cubitt, Keith Negus and Will Straw, debate how popular music performers, subcultures, fans and texts construct and deconstruct 'masculine' and 'feminine'  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Whiteley
ISBN: 0415146704 9780415146708 0415146712 9780415146715
OCLC Number: 36327511
Description: xxxvi, 353 pages : music ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Rock music culture. Sizing up record collections : gender and connoisseurship in rock music culture / Will Straw --
Men making a scene : rock music and the production of gender / Sara Cohen --
Women and the electric guitar / Mavis Bayton --
(R)evolution now? : rock and the political potential of gender / Norma Coates --
pt. II. Masculinities and popular music. Little red rooster v. the honky tonk woman : Mick Jagger, sexuality, style and image / Sheila Whiteley --
Bruce Springsteen and masculinity / Gareth Palmer --
The Pet Shop Boys : musicology, masculinity and banality / Stan Hawkins --
pt. III. A time of growth and change : femininities and popular music. Can a fujiyama mama be the female Elvis? : the wild, wild women of rockabilly / David Sanjek --
Female identity and the woman songwriter / Charlotte Greig --
Sinéad O'Connor--musical mother / Keith Negus --
Mannish girl : k.d. lang--from cowpunk to androgyny / Stella Bruzzi --
The missing links : riot grrl--feminism--lesbian culture / Mary Celeste Kearney --
'Rebel girl, you are the queen of my world' : feminism, 'subculture' and grrrl power / Marion Leonard --
pt. IV. Music, image and identity. Seduced by the sign : an analysis of the textual links between sound and image in pop videos / Sheila Whiteley --
Feeling and fun : romance, dance and the performing male body in the Take That videos / Paul McDonald --
Rolling and tumbling : digital erotics and the culture of narcissism / Sean Cubitt.
Responsibility: edited by Sheila Whitely.

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Using a variety of methodologies and a wide range of case studies, the contributors describe and debate how pop music performers, subcultures, fans and texts construct and deconstruct "masculine" and  Read more...
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