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Soundtrack Self: FKA twigs, Music Video, and Celebrity Feminism

Kirsty Fairclough

Kirsty Fairclough is Director of International and Senior Lecturer in Media and Performance in the School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Music/Video : Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction In the self-directed music video for ‘Pendulum’ by British electronic R and B artist FKA twigs, we see a close-up of twigs’s mouth, and a slow zoom-out reveals her suspended in bondage ropes made of her own hair. Twigs...

Beyoncé’s Celebrity Feminism and Performances of Female Empowerment in the Arena Concert

Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs

Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs is Senior Lecturer in Media and Performance and Associate Director (International) in the School of Arts and Media at the 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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...‘This perfect, godly woman’ I had known that I was going to see her for months, but nothing could have prepared me for the real thing. When she rose out of the stage with all the smoke and her silhouette appeared, the real her...

INTRODUCTION ‘A Stately Pleasure-Dome’?

Robert Edgar

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Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at York St John University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs

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Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs is Senior Lecturer in Media and Performance and Associate Director (International) in the School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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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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Nicola Spelman

Nicola Spelman is Senior Lecturer in Popular Music in the School of Arts and Media at the 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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...The popularity of the arena concert, especially since the turn of the millennium, evidences a radical reshaping of the landscape of popular music, and the meeting of a demand for the actual presence of the global superstar in the global...

Introduction

Gina Arnold

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Gina Arnold is Lecturer in Rhetoric and Media Studies at the University of San Francisco, USA. As a former rock critic for Rolling Stone, Spin and Entertainment Weekly, she was an early advocate of the genre now known as grunge. She is the author of Route 666: On the Road To Nirvana, (2003), Punk In the Present Tense, (1997) and Exile In Guyville, (Bloomsbury, 2014), as well as Rock Crowds And Power. She holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Modern Thought and Literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Daniel Cookney

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Gina Arnold is Visiting Professor at the Evergreen State College in Washington, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kirsty Fairclough

Kirsty Fairclough is Director of International and Senior Lecturer in Media and Performance in the School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Goddard

Michael N. Goddard is Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Film, Television and Moving image at the University of Westminster, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Music/Video : Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... the sexualized body.For Fairclough, the links between Björk and FKA twigs audiovisual work are visible and she begins by examining the discursive struggles over the meanings of feminism which are now largely staged in and through media...

Anal Terrorism in Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’

Music/Video : Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...‘Anal Terror’ could well be the title of a pornographic movie, a hardcore film directed by John ‘Buttman’ Stagliano, starring Nacho Vidal, Belladonna, and Rocco Siffredi, hidden on a porn site, age restricted but widely available...

Being There

The Arena Concert : Music, Media and Mass Entertainment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Music moves us; it makes us feel. It can set our hearts racing and make our skin tingle. It can stir up feelings hidden in our deepest recesses and bring them soaring to the surface with uncompromising intensity. Music can make us cry when...

‘Hello Cleveland … !’

The Arena Concert : Music, Media and Mass Entertainment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...This chapter considers the experience of arena concerts from the ethnographic perspective of performers and those who work with them onstage. The text is compiled from five semi-structured interviews with musicians and technicians who play...

Rocking around Watford

Robert Edgar

Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at York St John University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julia Evan Shelton

Julia Evan Shelton

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The Arena Concert : Music, Media and Mass Entertainment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Preface The arena is a space in which amazing things can happen. The arena is a space transformed into an imagined environment where experiences form memories which in turn shape experience. It is easy to think that in attending the arena...

Completing the Mystery of Her Flesh: Love, Eroticism, and Identity in Björk’s Videos

Music/Video : Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction Music, it can be argued, is often used as a means of self-expression, as a reflection on the musician’s life, experiences, and choices; by matching songs with videos, the musician can delve deeper into this self-investigation...

‘Roll Up and Shine’

The Arena Concert : Music, Media and Mass Entertainment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...‘You have to put as much effort into putting somebody on to 120 people as to putting them on to 2,000 people, almost. It’s a bigger gamble, financially, but probably less work … The bigger the act, it’s probably less work’ (S. Basford...