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- Author(s)Barbara Lebrun,Catherine Strong
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication28/09/2015
- GenreMusic & Dance
- Series TitleAshgate Popular and Folk Music Series
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAshgate Publishing Limited
- Content NoteIncludes 4 b&w illustrations
- Weight572 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Series Edited byProfessor Derek B. Scott,Professor Lori Burns,Stan Hawkins
- Table Of ContentsContents: The great gig in the sky: exploring popular music and death, Barbara Lebrun and Catherine Strong. Part I Death and Taboo: The afterlife of the people's singer: bodily matters in a Dutch sing-along culture, Irene Stengs; 'I don't preach premature suicide': the biopolitics of GG Allin, Ben Dumbauld; Difference that exceeded understanding: remembering Michael Jackson (redux), Susan Fast. Part II Mediating the Dead: Mediation, generational memory and the dead music icon, Andy Bennett; 'From death to birth': suicide and stardom in the musical biopic, Penny Spirou; Social sorrow: tweeting the mourning of Whitney Houston, Taylor Cole Miller. Part III The Labouring Dead: Laneways of the dead: memorialising musicians in Melbourne, Catherine Strong; Three faces of musical motherhood in death: Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston and Donna Summer, Paula Hearsum; En'shrine'd: ushering Fela Kuti into the western 'Rock' canon, Abigail Gardner; Post-mortem Elvis: from cultural icon to transproperty, June M. Madeley and Daniel Downes. Part IV Resurrections: Performing beyond the grave: the posthumous duet, Shelley D. Brunt; There's a spectre haunting hip-hop: Tupac Shakur, holograms in concert and the future of live performance, Gina Arnold; Post-mortem sampling in hip-hop recordings and the rap lament, Justin A. Williams. Index.
- Author BiographyCatherine Strong lectures in the Music Industry Program at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. She is the author of Grunge: Music and Memory (Ashgate, 2011), and Chair of IASPM Australia-New Zealand branch. Her research focuses on memory, heritage and gender in relation to popular music. Barbara Lebrun is Senior Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Manchester, UK. Her first book, Protest Music in France (Ashgate, 2009), won the 2011 IASPM prize for Best Anglophone Monograph, and she is the editor of Chanson et Performance (2012).
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