Beyoncé: At Work, on Screen, and Online (Hardcover)

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By Martin Iddon (Editor), Melanie L. Marshall (Editor), Emily J. Lordi (Contribution by)
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Who runs the world? The Beyhive knows. From the Destiny's Child 2001 hit single Survivor to her 2019 jam 7/11, Beyonc Knowles-Carter has confronted dominant issues around the world. Because her image is linked with debates on race, sexuality, and female empowerment, she has become a central figure in pop music and pop culture. Beyonc At Work, On Screen, and Online explores her work as a singer, activist, and artist by taking a deep dive into her songs, videos, and performances, as well as responses from her fans. Contributors look at Beyonc 's entire body of work to examine her status as a canonical figure in modern music and do not shy away from questioning scandals or weighing her social contributions against the evolution of feminism, critical race theory, authenticity, and more. Full of examples from throughout Beyonc 's career, this volume presents listening as a political undertaking that generates meaning and creates community. Beyonc At Work, On Screen, and Online contends that because of her willingness to address societal issues within her career, Beyonc has become an important touchstone for an entire generation--all in a day's work for Queen Bey.

About the Author


Martin Iddon is Professor of Music and Aesthetics at the University of Leeds. He is editor (with Melanie L. Marshall) of Lady Gaga and Popular Music: Performing Gender, Fashion, and Culture and author of New Music at Darmstadt: Nono, Stockhausen, Cage, and Boulez; John Cage and David Tudor: Correspondence on Interpretation and Performance; and four other monographs and edited volumes. He is based in Leeds, England. Melanie L. Marshall is Lecturer in Music at University College Cork. She is editor (with Martin Iddon) of Lady Gaga and Popular Music: Performing Gender, Fashion, and Culture and of Sexualities, Textualities, Art and Music in Early Modern Italy. She is based in Cork, Ireland.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780253052827
ISBN-10: 0253052823
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: November 17th, 2020
Pages: 272
Language: English