David Bowie: Fame, Sound and Vision / Edition 1

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Overview

This culturally sensitive re-reading of the life, image and music of David Bowie offers a detailed understanding of his importance to modern times. It is a subtle and accessible exploration of the complex cultures of celebrity.
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"This work stands out in its ability to not only explore the rootsof Bowie's star image but also to recognise them throughout hiscareer. Stevenson treats Bowie's career as a totality, as aspectrum rather than distinct periods or disparate images ortransofrmations. This is what sets this work apart, and what marksStevenson's book as worthy of serious consideration"
Popular Music

"Nick Stevenson paints a fascinating portrait of David Bowie. Wesee Bowie change with his times, we see him refracted throughsocial, and we see him reflected in the fantasies of his fans. Thisis a thought-provoking study of one of pop's most intriguingicons."

John Street, University of East Anglia

"At last, an intelligent book about David Bowie which elucidateshis exotic appeal and pays tribute to his long standing capacity tobe one step ahead of the pack in “reading” popularculture. This is a notable contribution to the growing literatureon celebrity culture."

Chris Rojek, Nottingham Trent University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745629407
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/27/2006
  • Series: Polity celebrities Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Nick Stevenson, University of Nottingham

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introduction: David Boie in the Age of Celebrity.

1. Bowie in the Sixties: The Making of a Star.

2. Postmodern Bowie.

3. Commodifying Bpowie.

4. Bohemian Bowie.

5. Bowie Fans.

Conclusion: David Bowie Today.

David Bowie Discography.

Bibliography.

Index.

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