"Brave New Ideas Begin": Disability, Gender, and Life-Writing in Twenty-First-Century Pop

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Abstract

Lady Gaga’s recent revelations about her chronic health conditions have highlighted some of the issues faced by disabled women forging a career in the pop music industry. Singers Mandy Harvey (USA), Viktoria Modesta (UK), and the Sisters of Invention (Australia) represent a range of pop styles and attitudes, but each puts the experience of disability at the center of their performance. This chapter explores the way these contemporary female disabled artists in Anglophone pop use their creative output as a form of life writing, articulating their views on gender and disability in their music and their engagement with the public.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPopular Music and the Politics of Hope
Subtitle of host publicationQueer and Feminist Interventions
EditorsSusan Fast, Craig Jennex
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter4
Pages85-104
Number of pages20
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781315165677
ISBN (Print)9781138055896, 9781138055865, 1138055891
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2019

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    Stras, L. (2019). "Brave New Ideas Begin": Disability, Gender, and Life-Writing in Twenty-First-Century Pop. In S. Fast, & C. Jennex (Eds.), Popular Music and the Politics of Hope: Queer and Feminist Interventions (1 ed., pp. 85-104). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315165677