Publication : « Queer Tracks: Subversive Strategies in Rock and Pop Music », Doris Leibetseder

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Queer Tracks: Subversive Strategies in Rock and Pop Music, Doris Leibetseder, Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt (Austria)

Queer Tracks describes motifs in popular music that deviate from heterosexual orientation, the binary gender system and fixed identities. This cutting-edge work deals with the key concepts of current gender politics and queer theory in rock and pop music, including irony, parody, camp, mask/masquerade, mimesis/mimicry, cyborg, transsexuality, and dildo. Queer Tracks is a revised translation of Queere Tracks. Subversive Strategien in Rock- und Popmusik, originally published in German.

Contents: Introduction: historical prelude; Irony – the cutting edge; Parody – gender trouble; Camp – queer revolt in style; Mask/masquerade – transforming the gaze; Mimesis/mimicry – poetic aesthetic; Cyborg – transhuman; Trans* – border wars?; Dildo –gender blender; Fade out: looking forward; Bibliography; Index.

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Doris Leibetseder: Queer Tracks. Subversive Strategies in Rock and Pop Music. Ashgate (December) 2012 
ISBN 978-1-4094-3702-4 
eISBN 978-1-4094-3703-1

Doris Leibetseder: Queere Tracks. Subversive Strategien in der Rock- und Popmusik.
Verlag: Transcript; EUR 29,80
ISBN: 978-3-8376-1193-9