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.
|Title of host publication||Popular Music and the Politics of Hope|
|Subtitle of host publication||Queer and Feminist Interventions|
|Editors||Susan Fast, Craig Jennex|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||20|
|ISBN (Print)||9781138055896, 9781138055865, 1138055891|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Apr 2019|
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- Department of History, English, Linguistics and Music - Professor of Music
- School of Arts and Humanities
- Centre for Music, Culture and Identity - Member