Beyoncé in the World Making Meaning with Queen Bey in Troubled Times.

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Wesleyan University Press,, Middletown, CT. 06459, United States, p.1 online resource (457 p.). (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst00815447, (OCoLC)fst00922744, (OCoLC)fst01071422, (OCoLC)fst01114481, (OCoLC)fst01902315, African American women in popular culture., Art appreciation., fast, Feminism and music., History and criticism., Popular music, Popular music., Sex in music.


Description based upon print version of record.This scholarly essay collection investigates the global impact of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. It focuses on the artistic, political, and cultural interventions of Beyoncé's creative output, from Destiny's Child to Lemonade and Homecoming. Sixteen international scholars explore Beyonce's artistry and reception from the perspectives of critical race studies, gender and women's studies, queer and cultural studies, music, and fan studies.Introduction. Beyonce Studies / Christina Baade, Marquita Smith, and Kristin McGee -- PART ONE. "DIVA" / BLACK FEMINIST GENEALOGIES. "I Came to Slay" : The Knowles Sisters, Black Feminism, and the Lineage of Black Female Cool / H. Zahra Caldwell ; From Colorism to Conjurings : Tracing the Dust in Beyonce's Lemonade / Cienna Davis -- PART TWO. "FORMATION" / A SOUTHERN TURN. Beyonce's South and a "Formation" Nation Riche Richardson / Merging Past and Present in Lemonade's Black Feminist Utopia / J. Brendan Shaw -- PART THREE. "XO" / FAITH AND FANDOM. At the Digital Cross(roads) with Beyonce : Gospel Covers That Remix the Risque into the Religious / Birgitta J. Johnson ; "She Made Me Understand" : How Lemonade Raised the Intersectional Consciousness of Beyonce's International Fans / Rebecca J. Sheehan -- PART FOUR. "WORLDWIDE WOMAN" / BEYONCÉ'S RECEPTION BEYOND THE UNITED STATES. The Performative Negotiations of Beyonce in Brazilian Bodies and the Construction of the Pop Diva in Ludmilla's Funk Carioca and Gaby Amarantos's Tecnobrega / Simone Pereira de Sá and Thiago Soares ; A Critical Analysis of White Ignorance Within Beyonce's Online Reception in the Spanish Context / Elena Herrera Quintana -- PART FIVE. "HOLD UP" / PERFORMING FEMME AFFINITY AND DISSENT. Six-Inch Heels and Queer Black Femmes : Beyonce and Black Trans Women / Jared Mackley-Crump and Kirsten Zemke ; From "Say My Name" to "Texas Bamma" : Transgressive Topoi, Oppositional Optics, and Sonic Subversion in Beyonce's "Formation" / Byron B Craig and Stephen E. Rahko -- PART SIX. "FREEDOM" / SOUNDING PROTEST, HEARING POLITICS. The Deformed Musical Forms of Beyonce's Celebrity Activism / Annelot Prins and Taylor Myers ; Beyonce's Black Feminist Critique : Multimodal Intertextuality and Intersectionality in "Sorry" / Rebekah Hutten and Lori Burns -- PART SEVEN. "PRAY YOU CATCH ME" / HEALING AND COMMUNITY. Beyond "Becky with the Good Hair" : Hair and Beauty in Beyonce's "Sorry" / Kristin Denise Rowe ; The Livable, Surviving, and Healing Poetics of Lemonade : A Black Feminist Futurity in Action / Mary Senyonga.