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

Music/Video : Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...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...

The Pleasures of (Music) Video

Music/Video : Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...This chapter traces something of the rise and fall of the music video over the course of its forty-year history. However, any purported demise of the form has come about only with the emergence of the online environment that has actually...

Michael Jackson's Dangerous

Susan Fast

Susan Fast is Professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, Canada. Her research interests include representations of gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, constructions of self and other, performance and performativity, and geopolitical violence/conflict in contemporary popular music. She is author of In the Houses of the Holy: Led Zeppelin and the Power of Rock Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Dangerous is Michael Jackson’s coming of age album. Granted, that’s a bold claim to make given that many think his best work lay behind him by the time this record was made. It offers Jackson on a threshold, at long last embracing...

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...

Moving the Music: Dance, Action, and Embodied Identity

Music/Video : Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...‘Everybody dance now’ … ‘Music makes me move my body, makes me move my soul’ … ‘get into the groove’ … ‘Everybody, rock your body’ … ‘I’ve got the moves like Jagger.’ The lyrics referenced come from (in order of citation): ‘Everybody Dance...

New Jack Swing

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...New jack swing is an African-American dance music that was popular in the 1980s and 1990s, driven by an emerging generation of young songwriters and producers influenced by urban street culture. Although relatively short-lived...
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...From the 1960s onward, Michael Jackson forced pop music to change around him. He was born in Gary, Indiana in 1958, the eighth of ten children. Jackson’s parents were both musical and pushed this in their children, despite raising them...

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...

Motown

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

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...The so-called ‘Motown sound’ is typically associated with songs released during the 1960s on various labels (Motown, Tamla, Soul, Gordy) connected to the Motown Record Corporation. The company was established by Berry Gordy in Detroit...

Salvador

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 2,540,000 (2002); state -13,066,000 (2002) Salvador, whose full name is São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (City of the Holy Savior on All Saints’ Bay), is the capital...