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Music Video and the Politics of Representation
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How can we engage critically with music video and its role in popular culture? What do contemporary music videos have to tell us about patterns of cultural identity today? Based around an eclectic series of vivid case studies, this fresh and timely examination is an entertaining and enlightening analysis of the forms, pleasures, and politics that music videos offer. In rethinking some classic approaches from film studies and popular music studies and connecting them with new debates about the current 'state' of feminism and feminist theory, Railton and Watson show why and how we should be studying music videos in the twenty-first century. Through its thorough overview of the music video as a visual medium, this is an ideal textbook for Media Studies students and all those with an interest in popular music and cultural studies. Key Features * Provides a framework for how to describe and analyse a music video. * Uses case studies from internationally well-know artists, such as Kylie, Shakira and Beyonce to explore issues of representation of gender, sexuality and ethnicity. * Draws on classic and contemporary videos from a range of musical styles, from Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera to Gorillaz and Metallica.
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Part 1: Towards a Critical Vocabulary; 1. Situating Music Video: Between Feminism and Popular Culture; 2. Genre and Music Video: Configurations and Functions; 3. Making it Read: Authorship and Authenticity; Part 2: Sexed, Raced and Gendered Identity in Music Video; 4. Music Video in Black and White: Race and Femininity; 5. That Latin(a) Look: Performing Ethnicity; 6. Masculinity and the Absent Presence of the Male Body

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Senior Lecturer in English Studies at Teesside University. Principal Lecturer in English Studies at Teesside University

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Music Video and the Politics of Representation provides an essential contribution to the literature, offering new ways of thinking about narrative, genre, representation and form. Especially valuable are its case studies, which consider videos that share musical styles or mode of address: here music video's oddness comes forward, its unexpected, shifting and quirky meanings. This book is an important addition that will help initiate a renaissance of scholarship on the genre. -- Carol Vernallis, Associate Professor, Arizona State University Music Video and the Politics of Representation provides an essential contribution to the literature, offering new ways of thinking about narrative, genre, representation and form. Especially valuable are its case studies, which consider videos that share musical styles or mode of address: here music video's oddness comes forward, its unexpected, shifting and quirky meanings. This book is an important addition that will help initiate a renaissance of scholarship on the genre.

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