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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 75–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Judith A. Peraino In an interview from 1974 David Bowie makes a remarkable statement: “For the West, Jagger is most certainly a mother figure… . I also find him incredibly motherly and maternal clutched into his bosom of ethnic blues.” The image is grotesque—intentionally shocking—yet oddly...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 75–93.
Published: 01 September 2013
... piece David Bowie wrote for Q magazine in October 1995 after attending a Tricky and Martina show. Sections of Bowie’s piece employ the very language of the abject in depicting Tricky and Martina in relation to their audience. “It gets loud. It gets...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 19–34.
Published: 01 December 2005
... of the glam rock superstars” (63), above all, David Bowie.26 Here is a point where a useful queer intervention can be made into Hebdige’s 24 Tavia Nyong’o ST84-85-02_Nyong’o.indd 24 10/19/05...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 147–158.
Published: 01 September 2013
... relationship to pop. It is on a par, for me at least, as a musical low, with David Bowie’s cover version of Iggy Pop’s “China Girl.” It is a reminder that, even if Simon Reynolds’s argument that punk was already dead by 1978 is a little too...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 123–134.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., instead, in an interview with Barbara Walters: “I portray myself in a very androgynous way and I love androgyny.”6 Like David Bowie, Lady Gaga cruises on her appeal to male and female fans, and like Grace Jones, she alters the meaning of feminine iconicity through refusing to operate within...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 55–76.
Published: 01 June 2009
... number of products. The ever-renewing trend of “glam” in the fashion industry, for example, derives partly from 1970s glam rock, whose visual dimensions were highly influenced by the pop art of the 1960s. Indeed, David Bowie has been...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (2 (67)): 127–156.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., the art dealer Larry Gagosian, and the rock star David Bowie, who donated, in addition to cash, his voice for the audio tour and who was given the rights to present the show on his for-profit Web site. “At stake is nothing less than a museum’s independence...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (2 (63)): 1–31.
Published: 01 June 2000
... to be parochial. The former (David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Patti Smith, Jim Mor- rison) glorifies personal deliverance from the social constraints of class consciousness and morality. The latter (Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Tracy Chapman, Bruce Springsteen) gives voice to generic...