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}}}Rock On}}}: Women, Ageing and Popular Music [Hardcover]

Item : }}}Rock On}}}: Women, Ageing and Popular Music [Hardcover]
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Author Author : Gardner, Abigail
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 1409428419
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781409428411
Publisher Publisher : Routledge
Pages Pages : 186
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 100945497

For female pop stars, whose star bodies and star performances are undisputedly the objects of a sexualized external gaze, the process of ageing in public poses particular challenges. Taking a broadly feminist perspective, 'Rock On': women, ageing and popular music shifts popular music studies in a new direction. Focussing on British, American and Latina women performers and ageing, the collection investigates the cultural work performed by artists such as Shirley Bassey, Petula Clark, Madonna, Celia Cruz, Grace Jones and Courtney Love. The study crosses generations of performers and audiences enabling an examination of changing socio-historical contexts and an exploration of the relationships at play between performance strategies, star persona and the popular music press. For instance, the strategies employed by Madonna and Grace Jones to engage with the processes and issues related to public ageing are not the same as those employed by Courtney Love or Celia Cruz. The essays in this insightful collection reflect on the ways that artists and fans destabilise both the linear trajectories and the compelling weight of expectations regarding ageing by employing different modalities of resistance through persona re-invention, nostalgia, postmodern intertextuality and even early death as the ultimate denial of age.Contents: Introduction: women, ageing and popular music, Ros Jennings and Abigail Gardner; Part I 'Renewal, Recycling and Renegotiation': Madonna: like a crone, Lucy OBrien; Its all just a little bit of history repeating: pop-stars, audiences, performance and ageing - exploring the performance strategies of Shirley Bassey and Petula Clark, Ros Jennings; Long live the Queen!: Celia Cruzs longevity as a counterpoint of tradition and change, Delia Poey; Framing Grace: shock and awe at the ageless black body, Abigail Gardner. Part II 'Its Not Over...': Mom rock? Media representations of mothers who rock, Norma Coates; 27 for ever: Kristen Pfaff and the covelC-

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