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Title Glitter up the dark : how pop music broke the binary / Sasha Geffen.
Author Geffen, Sasha, author.
Publication Austin : University of Texas Press, 2020.
Copyright date ©2020
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 254 pages).
Call # eBOOK
Series American music series
American music series (Austin, Tex.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction. An Alternate Ribbon of Time -- Screaming the Beatles: The First Boy Band Breaks the Gender Mold -- Oh! You Pretty Things: The Glitter Revolution -- Whining Is Gender Neutral: Punk's Adolescent Escapism -- Wreckers of Civilization: Post-punk, Goth, and Industrial -- Soft Machines: Women, Cyborgs, and Electronic Music -- Not a Woman, Not a Man: Prince's Sapphic Androgyny -- The Fake Makes It Real: Synthpop and MTV -- Infinite Utopia: Queer Time in Disco and House -- Funky Cyborgs: Time, Technology, and Gender in Hip-Hop -- Butch Throats: Women's Music and Riot Grrrl -- God Is Gay: The Grunge Eruption -- No Shape: The Formless Internet -- Coda: Whole New World
Summary "Is our love of pop music innately queer? That's the question Sasha Geffen answers--with a "yes," of course--in this book. Beginning with the Beatles and moving to the present, Geffen identifies artists of all stripes who performed "outside the limitations of their assigned genders." This includes not only trans artists like Wendy Carlos, or openly gender-bending artists like David Bowie and Prince, but ostensibly cis and hetero artists whose work and performance complicate the binary. This musical androgyny, they argue, is the result of different factors at different points in the timeline, but the flexibility of the human voice in pop music emerges as the most consistent form of expression. Geffen continues right up to the present, covering the origins of House and disco in gay clubs and the utopia of the dance floor, the genderless technology of hip-hop and artists like Missy Elliott who embody masculine virtues"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 02, 2020).
Subject Gender identity in music.
Sex role in music.
Popular music -- History and criticism.
Gender identity in music. (OCoLC)fst00939609
Popular music. (OCoLC)fst01071422
Sex role in music. (OCoLC)fst01200999
Genre Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Geffen, Sasha. Glitter up the Dark : How Pop Music Broke the Binary. Austin : University of Texas Press, ©2020 9781477318782
ISBN 1477320830 (electronic book)
9781477320839 (electronic bk.)

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