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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, NC [etc.] : McFarland, cop. 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book 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 gay community), devised her artistic output, and cunningly targeted different audiences. It also studies the fundamental contradiction-virgin or vamp?  Read more...
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Named Person: Madonna, is Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges-Claude Guilbert
ISBN: 0786414081 9780786414086
OCLC Number: 907004351
Description: VIII, 254 p. ; 23 cm.
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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