Madonna's Drowned Worlds: New Approaches to Her Cultural Transformations, 1983-2003

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Santiago Fouz-Hernández, Freya Jarman-Ivens
Ashgate, 2004 - Music - 223 pages
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"The present volume offers new perspectives on Madonna's work to date, addressing her configurations of race, gender and sex(uality), with special emphasis on her resurrection after the Sex backlash in the early 1990s." "The collection focuses on new Madonna-related topics such as Hinduism, Judaism, Japanese culture, all-American culture, queer culture, motherhood and her influence on newer 'girl acts' such as the Spice Girls and Britney Spears. The book explores the themes of gender, sexuality, ethnicity and celebrity consumption through the lens of Madonna's songs, videos and shows. An international array of scholars portrays Madonna's popularization of the notion that identity is not fixed and can be continuously rearranged and revamped. The book will have wide appeal for all those concerned with gender studies, cultural studies, ethnic studies, lesbian and gay musicology as well as popular music studies."--BOOK JACKET.

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Review: Madonna's Drowned Worlds: New Approaches to Her Cultural Transformations, 1983-2003

User Review  - Andii - Goodreads

Quite difficult going at times, but I still find it amazing there are academic texts devoted to Madonna. My favourite essays were those that focused on her approaches to sexuality and her influences ... Read full review

Review: Madonna's Drowned Worlds: New Approaches to Her Cultural Transformations, 1983-2003

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

This is a collection of academic essays written 20 years after Madonna's first single hit the charts. Another decade has already gone by, and a whole new set of essays could be written about her and her work. Read full review

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