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Madonna as postmodern myth : how one star's self-construction rewrites sex, gender, Hollywood, and the American dream

Author: Georges-Claude Guilbert
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Madonna has long been accepted as a pop culture icon, but this text postulates a greater cultural importance by analyzing her as a postmodern myth. This work examines how Madonna methodically discovered and constructed herself (often rewriting her past), the nature and extent of her ambition and the means she used to reach her goals. It also details the way in which she organized her own cult (borrowing from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Guilbert, Georges-Claude.
Madonna as postmodern myth.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2002
(OCoLC)639335338
Named Person: Madonna; Madonna, Sängerin.; Madonna
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges-Claude Guilbert
ISBN: 0786414081 9780786414086
OCLC Number: 50606423
Description: vii, 254 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Definitions --
Desperately seeking stardom --
The fundamental contradiction --
Drag --
America's mirror.
Responsibility: Georges-Claude Guilbert.

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Madonna has long been accepted as a pop culture icon, but this text postulates a greater cultural importance by analyzing her as a postmodern myth. It examines how she methodically discovered and  Read more...

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