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Gender and Sexuality

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Gender and sexuality are two related social phenomena that inform the practise and interpretation of popular music. There exists an important difference between ‘gender’ on the one hand, and ‘sexuality’ and ‘sex’ on the other. While ‘sex...

Pornography

John Shepherd

John Shepherd is Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Chancellor’s Professor of Music and Sociology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He was from 2007-2012 Carleton’s Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Dr. Shepherd has been a member of EPMOW’s editorial board since 1990. In 2000, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his role “as a leading architect of a post-War critical musicology.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Material and activities that many would judge to be pornographic have featured in the history of popular music. However, providing an account of the pornographic in popular music is complicated by the disagreements and divisions...

Love and Courtship

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Music’s association with love and courtship is longstanding in popular culture. Popular songs address and represent love from a variety of angles and provide a rich source of data for studies of the social and cultural construction of love,...

Intimate Live Girls

Benjamin Halligan

Benjamin Halligan is Director of Postgraduate Research for the College of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Salford, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Arena Concert : Music, Media and Mass Entertainment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Intimate with Miley That essential experience, or even just ambience, of intimacy, is endangered in the transition to arena concerts. This chapter was first given as the conference paper ‘Skanky Shamanism’ at the AHRC-funded...

Death, Transgression and the Sacred

Christopher Partridge

Christopher Partridge is Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, UK. Recent publications include The Occult World (2014, ed.,), The Lyre of Orpheus: Popular Music, the Sacred and the Profane (2013), Dub in Babylon (2010), and Holy Terror: Understanding Religion and Violence in Popular Culture (2010, ed.,). He is co-editor of Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mortality and Music : Popular Music and the Awareness of Death

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The treatment of death within popular music is typically playful: ‘Dress sexy at my funeral my good wife/ Wink at the minister/ Blow kisses to my grieving brothers’ (Smog, ‘Dress Sexy at My Funeral’, Dongs of Sevotion, 2000). It is also...

“Oh Borderline”: Joni Mitchell’s Aging Voice as a Site of Queer Resistance

Joni Mitchell : New Critical Readings

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In late 2002, aged 59 years old, Joni Mitchell released Travelogue, Joni Mitchell , Travelogue (...

Staging Masculinity: Emceeing Toughness, Toughing up the Emcee

Quentin Williams

Quentin Williams is a Senior Lecturer in the Linguistics Department at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and also a Research Fellow in the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research (CMDR) at the same university. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Remix Multilingualism : Hip Hop, Ethnography and Performing Marginalized Voice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Hip Hop culture has been critiqued as a male-dominated social sphere, crowding out the potential contribution of female and non-binary artists and fans. But with its spread around the world, and changing social mores, Hip Hop culture...

The Art of Coyness

Gavin Hopps

Gavin Hopps is the Research Council’s UK Academic Fellow in the School of Divinity at St. Mary’s College, the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Morrissey : The Pageant of His Bleeding Heart

The Continuum, 2009

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...My only weakness is … well, never mind. Telling the Truth by Means of a Lie There is a famous scene in the Marx Brothers’ Duck Soup in which Groucho defends his client by pleading his insanity in the following paradoxical...

We Can Flux: Prince Queers Democracy and the New

Robert Loss

Robert Loss is an assistant professor in Writing, Literature, and Philosophy at Columbus College of Art and Design, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nothing Has Been Done Before : Seeking the New in 21st-Century American Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Marcus, Mystery Train, 97.There have been great American artists who have worked beyond the public’s ability to understand them easily, but none who have condescended to the public—none who have not hoped, no matter how secretly...

Arca: Mute’s Mutant

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Everything is a performance, but that just leaves us with the awareness to shape what we desire.Arca (2015b)Historically, the roster of Mute Records has been replete with transgressive musicians with diverse identities, from...