Queering the Popular Pitch
Edited by Sheila Whiteley, Jennifer Rycenga
Routledge – 2006 – 328 pages
Queering the Popular Pitch is a new collection of 19 essays that situate queering within the discourse of sex and sexuality in relation to popular music. This investigation addresses the changing debates within gay, lesbian and queer discourse in relation to the dissemination of musical texts -performance, cultural production and sexual meaning - situating music within the broader patterns of culture that it both mirrors and actively reproduces.
The collection is divided into four parts:
queer thoughts, mixed media.
Queering the Popular Pitch will appeal to students of popular music, Gay and Lesbian studies. With case studies and essays by leading popular music scholars it provides insightful discourse in a growing field of musicological research.
Sheila Whiteley is Chair of Popular Music at the University of Salford. She is the author of Sexing the Groove: Popular Music and Gender ,Women and Popular Music : Sexuality, Identity and Subjectivity and Too Much Too Young: Popular Music, Age and Identity all published by Routledge.
Jennifer Rycenga is Coordinator of Women's Studies at San Jose State University in California. She coedited Frontline Feminisms: Women, War, and Resistance with Marguerite Waller (Garland 2001). She has written for repurcussions, The Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion, The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music and The Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World..