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Sounding like a no-no? : queer sounds and eccentric acts in the post-soul era

Author: Francesca T Royster
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Black popular music and offbeat performance, from Eartha Kitt to Meshell Ndegeocello

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012033639
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francesca T Royster
ISBN: 047202891X 9780472028917
OCLC Number: 824604892
Description: 1 online resource (p.)
Contents: Introduction : Eccentric performance and embodied music in the post-soul moment --
Becoming post-soul : Eartha Kitt, the Stranger, and the melancholy pleasures of racial reinvention --
Stevie Wonder's "Quare" teachings and cross-species collaboration in Journey through the secret life of plants and other songs --
"Here's a chance to dance our way out of our constrictions" : P-Funk's black masculinity and the performance of imaginative freedom --
Michael Jackson, queer world making, and the trans erotics of voice, gender, and age --
"Feeling like a woman, looking like a man, sounding like a no-no" : Grace Jones and the performance of "Strang" in the post-soul moment --
Funking toward the future in Meshell Ndegeocello's The world has made me the man of my dreams --
Epilogue : Janelle Mon e's collective vision.
Responsibility: Francesca T. Royster.

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"Royster's reclaiming of eccentricity is a productive move that locates queerness and blackness in alliance against the structures of whiteness and (hetero)normativity. ... "Sounding Like a No-No" Read more...

 
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