The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music and Gender

Editor: Hawkins, Stan
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Routledge

Single-User Purchase Price: $250.00
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ISBN: 978-1-47-245683-0
Category: Arts & Leisure - Music
Image Count: 57
Book Status: Available
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Numerous scholars writing about gender in popular music to date are concerned with the music industry's impact on fans, and how tastes and preferences become associated with gender. This is the first collection of its kind to develop and present new theories and methods in the analysis of popular music and gender.

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Table of Contents

    • List of figures and tables
    • List of musical examples
    • List of contributors
    • 1 Introduction: Sensing gender in popular music - Stan Hawkins
    • PART 1 Masculinities, femininities, community, and transcultural practice
    • 2 Growing up to be a rapper? Justin Bieber's duet with Ludacris as transcultural practice - Barbara Bradby
    • 3 “Where we going Johnny?” Homosociality and the early Beatles - Matthew Bannister
    • 4 From throat singing to transcultural expression: Tanya Tagaq's Katajjaq musical signature - Sophie Stévance
    • 5 Spectres of masculinity: Markers of vulnerability and nostalgia in Johnny Cash - Eirik Askerøi
    • PART 2 Audiovisuality, sex(uality), women, and the politics of looking
    • 6 “You mean I can make a TV show?”: Web series, assertive music, and African American women producers - Anahid Kassabian
    • 7 Holding on for dear life: Gender, celebrity status, and vulnerability-on-display in Sia's ‘Chandelier’ - Kai Arne Hansen
    • 8 Gender, sexuality and the politics of looking in Beyoncé's ‘Video Phone’ (featuring Lady Gaga) - Lori Burns and Marc Lafrance
    • 9 ‘Working it’: Female masculinity and Missy Elliott - Marita B. Djupvik
    • PART 3 Vernacular soundworlds, narratives, and stardom
    • 10 High notes, high drama: Musical climaxes and gender politics in tenor heroes and Broadway women - Freya Jarman
    • 11 The gendered narratives of nobodies and somebodies in the popular music economy - Keith Negus
    • 12 Staging the ‘street boy’: Transculturalism, realness and hypermasculinity in the Norwegian rapper Jesse Jones - Birgitte Sandve
    • 13 Fairport Convention: Gender and voicing strategies in a sound signature - Tor Dybo
    • 14 “I don't play girly house music”: Women, sonic stereotyping, and the dancing DJ - Tami Gadir
    • PART 4 Gender, race, and the female celebrity
    • 15 ‘A woman's place’: Staging femininity in live music from Jenny Lind to the Jazz Age - Steve Waksman
    • 16 Beyoncé: Hip hop feminism and the embodiment of black femininity - Marquita R. Smith
    • 17 Performing race and gender: Erykah Badu between post-soul and Afrofuturism - Erik Steinskog
    • 18 “Armed with the faith of a child”: Marit Larsen and strategies of faking - Jon Mikkel Broch Ålvik
    • 19 “Singing from the heart”: Notions of gendered authenticity in pop music - Bridget Coulter
    • PART 5 Challenging hegemonic practices: New masculinities, queerness, and transgenderism
    • 20 Doing hip-hop masculinity differently: Exploring Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreak through word, sound, and image - Marc Lafrance, Lori Burns, and Alyssa Woods
    • 21 Express yourself! Gender euphoria and intersections - Doris Leibetseder
    • 22 Covering trans media: Temporal and narrative potential in messy musical archives - Craig Jennex and Maria Murphy
    • 23 Confronting the gender trouble for real: Mina Caputo, metal truth and transgender power - Susanna Välimäki
    • Bibliography