Glitter Up the Dark: How Pop Music Broke the Binary

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Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
University of Texas Press
Publish Date
Pages
264
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.5 X 0.7 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781477318782

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About the Author

Sasha GeffenDenver, ColoradoSasha Geffen is a writer based in Colorado. Their work focuses on the intersections between pop culture and gender and has appeared in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Artforum, The Nation, and The New Inquiry, among others.

Reviews

"[Glitter Up the Dark] is a unique examination of gender fluidity and queerness across genres of popular music; a must-read for music lovers."--Ms. Magazine (01/01/2020)
"[Glitter Up the Dark] doesn't just discuss various subversions of typical masculine and feminine gender roles--it discusses how we came to accept the full gender spectrum with non-binary and third gender identities. Geffen chronicles gender fluidity in music from the 20th century to the present, discussing everyone from early blues artists and David Bowie to Missy Elliot and riot grrrl bands."-- (02/19/2020)
"From Little Richard and Elvis to David Bowie and Prince, Glitter Up The Dark shows how artists have used music and its accompanying fashion and technology to subvert traditionally accepted forms of sexual identity--including what Geffen calls "audio drag," wherein musicians inhabit shifting personas through vocal manipulation. While Geffen is more than comfortable digging into headier gender theory, the book remains accessible and well-crafted."-- (04/01/2020)