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Sexing the Groove: Popular Music and Gender
Sexing the Groove discusses these issues and many more, bringing together leading music and cultural theorists to explore the relationships between popular music, gender and sexuality. The contributors, who include Mavis Beayton, Stella Bruzzi, Sara Cohen, Sean Cubitt, Keith Negus and Will Straw, debate how popular music performers, subcultures, fans and texts construct an ...more
Paperback, 390 pages
Published October 2nd 1997 by Routledge
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I read the chapters of this book that seemed relevant to my dissertation reading, so I was only able to read about half of it, but I would have read all of it if I'd been able to take the time. (Well, okay, except maybe for the chapter on Mick Jagger's "sexuality, style, and image" because dude skeeves me out slightly.) The selections I did read treat deceptively basic questions about gender disparity in rock and pop (i.e., why don't more women play electric guitar? why is record collecting assu ...more
This book is a collection of papers written by various authors about popular music and gender. The writing is academic, but not usually too jargon-laden. While there are several chapters about such boring topics as Jagger and Springsteen, there are also chapters on women guitarists and riot grrrl. Most importantly for our concerns is the article "The Missing Links: Riot grrrl -- feminism -- lesbian culture" by Marion Leonard, which explores connections between riot grrrl and earlier womyn's musi ...more
It's interesting how one can see things with new eyes when youread books. Ihave of course realised that, for example, guitarists (electric) are mainly male, but it becomes more than mere facts when it is put into a analysis about gender. Very enlightening.