Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman: Female Fans and the Music of Tori Amos

Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman: Female Fans and the Music of Tori Amos

by Adrienne Trier-Bieniek


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810885509
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/16/2013
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Adrienne Trier-Bieniek, PhD, is currently professor of sociology at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. She has published in the journals Qualitative Research, Humanity and Society, is a contributor to The Art of Social Critique: Painting Mirrors of Social Life and has been a guest columnist for The Orlando Sentinel. Adrienne regularly contributes to organizations seeking advice or information on music and healing. Further information can be found at

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 "Cock Rock" and "Teenybop": Finding Gender in Pop Music 15

2 Challenging the Pop Culture Portrait of Female Fans 33

3 Musical Healing 57

4 Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman 77

5 "I Felt Like I Should Do Something" 99

6 Moving Forward 117

Appendix: Methods, My Position as a Tori Amos Fan, and Further Information 131

Notes 149

Bibliography 157

Index 161

About the Author 169

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