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Social Text (1 September 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 (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 75–93.
Published: 01 September 2013
... That this association, between the abject and blackness, is fun- damental to how race is perceived, is made clear in a strange, surrealist piece David Bowie wrote for Q magazine in October 1995 after attending a Tricky and Martina show. Sections of...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 19–34.
Published: 01 December 2005
....” According to Hebdige, “the scruffiness and earthiness of punk ran directly counter to the arrogance, elegance, and verbosity of the glam rock superstars” (63), above all, David Bowie.26 Here is a point where a useful queer...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 147–158.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., Green Day’s Dookie would seem to mark the nadir for punk’s 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...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 123–134.
Published: 01 September 2013
... refused to deny the rumors about her genital ambiguity in a phobic way. Gaga has said, 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...
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Social Text (1 June 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 a...
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Social Text (1 June 2001) 19 (2 (67)): 127–156.
Published: 01 June 2001
... front-page article by David Barstow running in the New York Times a month after Judge Gershon’s ruling detailed the extent of Saatchi’s involvement. According to Barstow, Lehman gave Saatchi “a central role in determining the artistic content” of the show down to “the...
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Social Text (1 June 2000) 18 (2 (63)): 1–31.
Published: 01 June 2000
... “wont and use” as to render its devotees ineffectual as economic or social actors outside of their professional sphere. This ideal of disinter- estedness helped pave the way, as David Reisman later pointed out, for a “cult of incompetence” among modern academics...