The music diva spectacle : camp, female performers, and queer audiences in the arena tour show /

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Intellect,, Bristol, United Kingdom ; Chicago, IL, United States:, p.1 online resource (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst01071460, Concert tours, fast, Gay culture, Popular music, Sexual minority culture, Social aspects., Women singers


Includes bibliographical references and index.Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 15, 2021).Front Cover -- Half Title -- The Music Diva Spectacle: Camp, Female Performers, and Queer Audiences in the Arena Tour Show -- Copyright Page -- Table of contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The camp of the diva: Theory and praxis -- Queer audiences: Global gay culture, the arena tour spectacle, and fandom -- Notes -- 1 Time Goes by so Slowly: Madonna's Camp Revivals -- Nostalgias on a dance floor -- The legacy of "Vogue" -- Notes -- 2 LaLaLas and WowWowWows: Approaching Kylie Minogue's Extravaganzas -- The cult of the showgirlSpectacular Athletica, or the queer gaze on masculinity -- Notes -- 3 We Flawless: Beyoncé's Politics of Black Camp -- Staging "Queen Bey" -- Slay trick: Black women and queer men in formation -- Notes -- 4 Highway Unicorns: Camp Aesthet(h)ics and Utopias in Lady Gaga's Tours -- The fantastic stage and the gendered self -- Free bitch, baby: Queer youth and the politics of childishness -- Notes -- 5 Dressed for the Ball: Audience Drag in the Arena Space -- Drag beyond the stage -- A camp fandom -- Notes -- Conclusion -- Coda -- Note -- References -- References -- Index -- Back CoverThis book looks at contemporary popular music divas, their live and recorded performances, and the perceived relationship these artists have with queer audiences. By looking into the theatrics of the diva tour show, it examines and theorizes the production and reception of camp as a queer praxis that feeds the diva-queer culture relationship.