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Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture

Queer Voices

Technologies, Vocalities, and the Musical Flaw

Authors: Jarman-Ivens, F.

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This book argues that there are some important implications of the role the voice plays in popular music when thinking about processes of identification. The central thesis is that the voice in popular music is potentially uncanny (Freud's unheimlich), and that this may invite or guard against identification by the listener.

About the authors

FREYA JARMAN-IVENS Lecturer in Music at the University of Liverpool, UK.

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"Freya Jarman-Ivens is one of the most insightful scholars writing on vocality, especially as it relates to matters of sexuality and sexual identity. Although she makes skillful use of theory when and where it counts, it is clear that her primary desire is to communicate ideas, and this she does in engaging style. Anyone who has been terrified by Diamanda Galás, or responded with a somatic thrill to the voice of Maria Callas or Karen Carpenter, will find this book difficult to put down." - Derek B. Scott, author of From the Erotic to the Demonic and Sounds of the Metropolis


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Voice, Queer, Technologies

    Jarman-Ivens, Freya

    Pages 1-23

  • Identification: We Go to the Opera to Eat Voice

    Jarman-Ivens, Freya

    Pages 25-57

  • Karen Carpenter: America’s Most Defiant Square

    Jarman-Ivens, Freya

    Pages 59-93

  • Maria Callas: Great Interpreter; Dysfunctional Vocalist

    Jarman-Ivens, Freya

    Pages 95-126

  • Diamanda Galás: One Long Mad Scene

    Jarman-Ivens, Freya

    Pages 127-160

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Hardcover $105.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queer Voices
Book Subtitle
Technologies, Vocalities, and the Musical Flaw
Authors
Series Title
Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Freya Jarman-Ivens
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11955-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230119550
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10590-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 192
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