The Beyonce Effect: Essays on Sexuality, Race and Feminism (Paperback)

The Beyonce Effect: Essays on Sexuality, Race and Feminism By Adrienne Trier-Bieniek (Editor) Cover Image
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Since her late-1990s debut as a member of the R&B trio Destiny's Child, Beyonc Knowles has garnered both praise and criticism. While some consider her an icon of female empowerment, others see her as detrimental to feminism and representing a negative image of women of color. Her music has a decidedly pop aesthetic, yet her power-house vocals and lyrics focused on issues like feminine independence, healthy sexuality and post-partum depression give her songs dimension and substance beyond typical pop fare. This collection of new essays presents a detailed study of the music and persona of Beyonc --arguably the world's biggest pop star. Topics include the body politics of respectability; feminism, empowerment and gender in Beyonc 's lyrics; black female pleasure; and the changing face of celebrity motherhood. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

About the Author

Adrienne Trier-Bieniek is the chair of sociology and anthropology at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. She is the editor of numerous books on popular culture.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780786499748
ISBN-10: 0786499745
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: June 27th, 2016
Pages: 228
Language: English