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 www.adriennetrier-bieniek.com.

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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