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Feminism, Gender and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Initial considerations As of 2016, there are many immensely successful and prominent women in mainstream popular music: Adele, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, to name just a few. Some have heralded a new era of women in pop –...

The Boxed Aesthetic and Metanarratives of Stardom: Analysing Music Videos on DVD Compilations

Music/Video : Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...When one puts Whitney: The Greatest Hits (BMG Video, 2000) into the DVD player, before the main menu is shown, the star herself appears in medium shot, standing in front of a pink and white backdrop and addressing the viewer directly: ‘Hi...

Television Vaudeville

Saul Austerlitz

Saul Austerlitz is a writer and cultural critic living in New York City. His work has been published in the Boston Globe (where he is a regular contributor), Slate, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Village Voice, and other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Money For Nothing : A History of the Music Video from the Beatles to the White Stripes

Continuum, 2007

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...In the early years of its ascendance, when MTV was the cable channel du jour, and teenagers and academics alike buzzed about the form’s revolutionary potential, the music video grew at an ever-increasing clip. This growth came both...

Madonna

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...In the 1980s, Madonna redefined what it meant to be a pop star and, in the process, changed the appearance, sound, and intentionality of modern popular music. Madonna was born in Michigan in 1958, and her mother died when she was young....

Electro

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Electro developed initially as an electronic version of hip-hop’s rap and break beat dance music during the early 1980s in New York City, where local radio stations Kiss FM and WBLS played the genre as part of a wider diet of electronic...

Disco

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Coined to describe the broad range of danceable music played by disc jockeys in public discotheques and private parties in North America in the early 1970s, disco became a recognized genre of uptempo popular music that drew on elements...

House Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...In its strictest sense, house music emerged as an electronic form of urban dance club music in Chicago in the early 1980s. Like New York’s UDM (underground dance music, including disco and house’s sister genre, garage...

R&B, Contemporary

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The term ‘Contemporary R&B’ is being used here to subsume a broad range of stylistic innovations in African-American popular music from the late 1970s to the early twenty-first century. The diversity of its various influences and the impact...