Misogyny, toxic masculinity, and heteronormativity in post-2000 popular music

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Palgrave Macmillan,, Cham, Switzerland, p.1 online resource (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst00939609, (OCoLC)fst01071422, (OCoLC)fst01071460, (OCoLC)fst01738370, 2001-2010, 2011-2020, fast, Gender identity in music., History and criticism., Masculinity in music., Misogyny in music., Popular music, Popular music., Social aspects.


1. Introduction; Glenn Fosbraey -- 2. How Female is the Future?: Undoing Sexism in Contemporary Metal Music; Coco d'Hont -- 3. The Power of Boy Pussy: The dichotomy between liberation and objectification in Queer Hip-Hop/Rap in the 2000's; Kenneth Norwood -- 4. See the Signs: Justin Timberlake and the Pretence of Romance; Racheal Harris -- 5. The Initiation: Re-negotiating Masculinity in Queer Music Video; Ryann Donnelly -- 6. "All of my life, just like I was one of them": Transitioning punk; Gareth Schott -- 7. Misogyny and Erotic Pleasure in Bollywood's 'Item Numbers'; Suman Mishra -- 8. "Let it Enfold You": Screaming, Masculinity, and the Loss of Emotional Control in Post-Millennium Emo; Ryan J. Mack -- 9. Should real love hurt? The eroticisation of dominance, submission and coercive control in contemporary pop music; Natasha Mulvihill -- 10. Lady Lazarus: the death (and rebirth) of a gender revolutionary; Alec Charles -- 11. Immortal Technique and the Radical Reimagining of Masculinity on the Street; Heather Stewart -- 12. From pimpology to pimpologia: a comparative analysis of pimp rap in the United States and Italy; Margherita Angelucci and Wissal Houbabi -- 13. Nicki Minaj: Ownership, control, and responsibility?; Glenn Fosbraey.This book presents chapters that have been brought together to consider the multitude of ways that post-2000 popular music impacts on our cultures and experiences. The focus is on misogyny, toxic masculinity, and heteronormativity. The authors of the chapters consider these three concepts in a wide range of popular music styles and genres; they analyse and evaluate how the concepts are maintained and normalized, challenged, and rejected. The interconnected nature of these concepts is also woven throughout the book. The book also seeks to expand the idea of popular music as understood by many in the West to include popular music genres from outside western Europe and North America that are often ignored (for example, Bollywood and Italian hip hop), and to bring in music genres that are inarguably popular, but also sit under other labels such as rap, metal, and punk. Glenn Fosbraey is the Head of English, Creative Writing, and American Studies at The University of Winchester, UK, and specialises in the academic study of song lyrics. He has published a number of chapters and articles on the subject and co-wrote Writing Song Lyrics: Creative and Critical Approaches (2019). Nicola Puckey is a Senior Lecturer in English Language, English Linguistics, and Forensic Linguistics at The University of Winchester, UK. Her specialisms include language, gender and sexuality, and music as a form of discourse.