The ‘China Girl’ Problem: Reconsidering David Bowie in the 1980s

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The ‘China Girl’ Problem: Reconsidering David Bowie in the 1980s

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Document Type

Book Chapter

Description

Chapter in David Bowie: Critical Perspectives.

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. Bowie’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 ‘textualities’, ‘psychologies’, ‘orientalisms’, ‘art and agency’ and ‘performing and influencing’ in Bowie’s work. This comprehensive book contributes a great deal to the study of popular music, performance, gender, religion, popular media and celebrity.

ISBN

9781138631205

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Routledge

City

Abingdon

Disciplines

English Language and Literature

The ‘China Girl’ Problem: Reconsidering David Bowie in the 1980s


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