David Bowie

David Bowie

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David Bowie: Critical Perspectives examines in detail the many layers of one of the most intriguing and influential icons in popular culture. This interdisciplinary book brings together established and emerging scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds, including musicology, sociology, art history, literary theory, philosophy, politics, film studies and media studies. Bowiea€™s complexity as a singer, songwriter, producer, performer, actor and artist demands that any critical engagement with his overall work must be interdisciplinary and wide-ranging in its scope. The chapters are organised around the key themes of a€˜textualitiesa€™, a€˜psychologiesa€™, a€˜orientalismsa€™, a€˜art and agencya€™ and a€˜performing and influencinga€™ in Bowiea€™s work. This comprehensive book contributes a great deal to the study of popular music, performance, gender, religion, popular media and celebrity.Then comes the PR gush; next, most likely, a preorder of the new album on ITunes, with the inducement of a new song to download, and the new artwork to scrutinise. Next, a press conference, the announcement of a world tour ... ... Not thisanbsp;...

Title:David Bowie
Author:Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane, Martin Power
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-03-24


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