Disruptive Divas: Feminism, Identity and Popular Music / Edition 1

Disruptive Divas: Feminism, Identity and Popular Music / Edition 1

by Lori Burns, Melisse Lafrance
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815335547

ISBN-13: 9780815335542

Pub. Date: 10/12/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Disruptive Divas focuses on four female musicians: Tori Amos, Courtney Love, Me'Shell Ndegéocello and P. J. Harvey who have marked contemporary popular culture in unexpected ways have impelled and disturbed the boundaries of "acceptable" female musicianship.

Overview

Disruptive Divas focuses on four female musicians: Tori Amos, Courtney Love, Me'Shell Ndegéocello and P. J. Harvey who have marked contemporary popular culture in unexpected ways have impelled and disturbed the boundaries of "acceptable" female musicianship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815335542
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/12/2001
Series:
Studies in Contemporary Music and Culture
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

General Introductionvii
Acknowledgmentsix
Prefacexi
1A Cultural Studies Approach to Women and Popular Music1
2"Close Readings" of Popular Song: Intersections among Sociocultural, Musical, and Lyrical Meanings31
3Tori Amos, "Crucify" (1991)63
The Problems of Agency and Resistance in Tori Amos's "Crucify"63
Musical Agency: Strategies of Containment and Resistance in "Crucify"73
4Courtney Love (Hole), Live through This (1994)97
Cultures of Injury: Courtney Love on Violence against Women and the Patriarchal Aesthetic97
Musical Force: Violence and Resistance in "Violet"122
5Me'Shell Ndegeocello, "Mary Magdalene" (1996)133
Textual Subversions: The Narrative Sabotage of Race, Gender, and Desire in the Music of Me'Shell Ndegeocello133
Revising the Sexual "Gaze": Musical Attributions of Power in "Mary Magdalene"147
6P.J. Harvey, Is This Desire? (1998)169
Terrains of Trouble: P.J. Harvey and the Topography of Desire169
The Crafting of Desire: Musical Voice and Musical Embodiment187
Appendix 1Song Lyrics213
Appendix 2Reductive Analysis: Notation Terminology223
Notes225
Bibliography235
Index251

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