Beyoncé in the World: Making Meaning with Queen Bey in Troubled Times

May 18, 2021|
Beyoncé in the World: Making Meaning with Queen Bey in Troubled Times by Christina Baade

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From Destiny's Child to Lemonade, Homecoming, and The Gift, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has redefined global stardom, feminism, Black representation, and celebrity activism. This book brings together new work from sixteen international scholars to explore Beyonce's impact as an artist and public figure from the perspectives of critical race studies, gender and women's studies, queer and cultural studies, music, and fan studies. The authors explore Beyoncé's musical persona as one that builds upon the lineages of Black female cool, Black southern culture, and Black feminist cultural production. They explore Beyoncé's reception within and beyond North America, including how a range of performers—from YouTube gospel singers to Brazilian pop artists have drawn inspiration from her performances and image. The authors show how Beyoncé's music is a source of healing and kinship for many fans, particularly Black women and queer communities of color. Combining cutting edge research, vivid examples, and accessible writing, this collection provides multiple lenses onto the significance of Beyoncé in the United States and around the world.

Title:Beyoncé in the World: Making Meaning with Queen Bey in Troubled Times
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:May 18, 2021
Publisher:Wesleyan University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780819579935

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