Queer Voices: Technologies, Vocalities, and the Musical Flaw by F. Jarman-ivensQueer Voices: Technologies, Vocalities, and the Musical Flaw by F. Jarman-ivens

Queer Voices: Technologies, Vocalities, and the Musical Flaw

byF. Jarman-ivens

Hardcover | May 27, 2011

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This book argues that there are some important implications of the role the voice plays in popular music when thinking about processes of identification. The central thesis is that the voice in popular music is potentially uncanny (Freud's unheimlich), and that this may invite or guard against identification by the listener.
FREYA JARMAN-IVENS Lecturer in Music at the University of Liverpool, UK.
Title:Queer Voices: Technologies, Vocalities, and the Musical FlawFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.7 inPublished:May 27, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230105904

ISBN - 13:9780230105904


Table of Contents

Identification Karen Carpenter Maria Callas Diamanda Galas Coda

Editorial Reviews

"Freya Jarman-Ivens is one of the most insightful scholars writing on vocality, especially as it relates to matters of sexuality and sexual identity. Although she makes skillful use of theory when and where it counts, it is clear that her primary desire is to communicate ideas, and this she does in engaging style. Anyone who has been terrified by Diamanda Galás, or responded with a somatic thrill to the voice of Maria Callas or Karen Carpenter, will find this book difficult to put down." - Derek B. Scott, author of From the Erotic to the Demonic and Sounds of the Metropolis