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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

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda”

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Video Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...In this chapter I employ approaches from audiovisual studies of music videos and feminist popular music studies to examine Nicki Minaj’s music video “Anaconda” (2014).Nicki Minaj, “Nicki Minaj—Anaconda,” YouTube video (4:51), official music...

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...

Preparing for the ‘Real World’? Exploring Gender Issues in the Music Industry and the Role of Vocational Popular Music Higher Education

Towards Gender Equality in the Music Industry : Education, Practice and Strategies for Change

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction At Billboard’s 2015 ‘Women in Music’ event, after receiving the ‘Woman of the Year’ award, Lady Gaga described the music industry as ‘a f***ing boys’ club’ (Shepherd 2015). In 2016, having been repeatedly under-credited...

“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 (...

Queer(ing) Music Production: Queer Women’s Experiences of Australian Punk Scenes

Towards Gender Equality in the Music Industry : Education, Practice and Strategies for Change

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction I distinctly remember the first time I saw a woman working behind the scenes at a gig. She was fierce and formidable, commanding and all business. I was a 22-year-old cis-woman who had been involved in a regional punk scene...

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...