The Beyonce Effect

Author : Adrienne Trier-Bieniek
ISBN : 9780786499748
Genre : Music
File Size : 58.33 MB
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Since her late-1990s debut as a member of the R&B trio Destiny's Child, Beyonce 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 Beyonce--arguably the world's biggest pop star. Topics include the body politics of respectability; feminism, empowerment and gender in Beyonce's lyrics; black female pleasure; and the changing face of celebrity motherhood.
Category: Music

The Beyonce Effect

Author : Adrienne Trier-Bieniek
ISBN : 9781476625584
Genre : Music
File Size : 26.98 MB
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Since her late-1990s debut as a member of the R&B trio Destiny's Child, Beyonce 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 Beyonce--arguably the world's biggest pop star. Topics include the body politics of respectability; feminism, empowerment and gender in Beyonce's lyrics; black female pleasure; and the changing face of celebrity motherhood.
Category: Music

Becoming Beyonc

Author : J. Randy Taraborrelli
ISBN : 9780283072246
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 53.44 MB
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She's adored by her millions of fans, writes and performs songs that move and inspire, but Beyoncé is truly known by very few. Now highly acclaimed biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli reveals the woman behind the star. He takes us from a childhood spent performing in talent shows to finding worldwide success with her group, Destiny's Child, managed by her father Matthew. Beyoncé's first solo album, Dangerously in Love, went straight to number one and she has to date released a total of five albums which have sold 75 million copies. Beyoncé prefers to keep her personal life with husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy carefully under lock and key. She may be a top performer, fashion idol and business mogul in her own right, but fame has come at personal sacrifice and with private heartbreak. Based on exhaustive research, including exclusive interviews with those who have played pivotal roles in her life and career, the book reveals the hard-earned lessons 'Queen Bey' has learned about love, life, loyalty and family. Insightful and entertaining, this is the first authoritative biography of the most famous woman in the world today and a must-have for the 'Bey Hive'.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Beyoncegraphica

Author : Chris Roberts
ISBN : 1781316511
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 33.74 MB
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BEYONCÉ needs only a one-word introduction. She is universally recognised and has a platform the world over. She is a singer, an artist, an activist and an icon. In this innovative graphic biography, Beyoncé’s genius is explored and celebrated like never before, with fun infographics looking at the highlights and success of her career – as well as the all-important breakdown of some of her most popular dance routines. Beyoncé’s astonishing accomplishments are also showcased against fellow legends of the industry. Drawing on her 26-year career, Chris Roberts tells the story of how a young singer from Texas transformed herself into a global superstar who came to dominate the charts. And who has come to represent so much more than the pop industry. Through philanthropy, politics and campaigning, Beyoncé has broken the mould of what it means to be a superstar.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Sexual Politics

Author : Kate Millett
ISBN : 0252068890
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 76.46 MB
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Identifying patriarchy as a socially conditioned belief system masquerading as nature, the author demonstrates how its attitudes and systems penetrate literature, philosophy, psychology, and politics. Her work rocked the foundations of the literary canon by castigating time-honored classics for their use of sex to degrade women.
Category: Literary Criticism

Beyonc

Author : Daryl Easlea
ISBN : 1849388741
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Beyoncé Knowles first rose to fame as lead singer of Destiny’s Child, one of the most successful girl groups of all time. Since striking out on her own as a solo artist in 2003, with her multi-platinum debut album Dangerously in Love, Knowles’ career has gone from strength to strength. This biography tells the full story of a fantastically talented artist, detailing the ups and downs of her early career with Destiny’s Child, the group’s success and disbandment, her move into the solo spotlight and the commercial and critical acclaim that has followed. The book also examines key events in Beyoncé’s personal life ­including her marriage to hip-hop entrepreneur Jay-Z.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Dreamgirl

Author : Mary Wilson
ISBN : 9780815410003
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 87.10 MB
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Chronicles the life of a Supreme.
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Beyonc Running The World

Author : Anna Pointer
ISBN : 9781473607323
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 55.6 MB
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'Everything you ever wanted to know about the world's biggest singing star.' 5* - Best Beyoncé: Running The World is the full story of Houston born-and-bred Beyoncé's extraordinary life, which saw her join her first pop group at the age of nine before fronting the girl band Destiny's Child - the biggest-selling female group of all time. After embarking on a solo career in 2003, Beyoncé's status as a superstar was sealed and to date she has won more than 220 awards internationally and the hearts of millions of fans the world over. The most definitive and up-to-date telling of Beyoncé's story ever written, this book provides an intimate close-up on both her professional and personal life, with the inside story on how she and rapper husband Jay-Z became the biggest power couple on earth. With reports that their marriage was crumbling before the world's eyes on their 2014 joint tour, On The Run, it pieces together the split rumours that plagued them at every turn and documents exactly how they coped with such intense public scrutiny. The book also analyses Beyoncé's role as a mother to young daughter Blue Ivy and explores the hidden heartbreaks of her past, including a tragic miscarriage, a lengthy battle with depression and an agonising rift with her manager father Mathew. While celebrating Beyoncé's greatest triumphs Beyoncé: Running The World uncovers the truth behind the headlines, finding out exactly who 'Queen Bey' is and what really goes on behind the scenes... Contains an extra chapter with the most up-to-date information on the world's biggest star.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Gaga Feminism

Author : J. Jack Halberstam
ISBN : 9780807010990
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 24.94 MB
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A roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty-first century, using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new kind of feminism Why are so many women single, so many men resisting marriage, and so many gays and lesbians having babies? In Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal, J. Jack Halberstam answers these questions while attempting to make sense of the tectonic cultural shifts that have transformed gender and sexual politics in the last few decades. This colorful landscape is populated by symbols and phenomena as varied as pregnant men, late-life lesbians, SpongeBob SquarePants, and queer families. So how do we understand the dissonance between these real lived experiences and the heteronormative narratives that dominate popular media? We can embrace the chaos! With equal parts edge and wit, Halberstam reveals how these symbolic ruptures open a critical space to embrace new ways of conceptualizing sex, love, and marriage. Using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new era, Halberstam deftly unpacks what the pop superstar symbolizes, to whom and why. The result is a provocative manifesto of creative mayhem, a roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty-first century, that holds Lady Gaga as an exemplar of a new kind of feminism that privileges gender and sexual fluidity. Part handbook, part guidebook, and part sex manual, Gaga Feminism is the first book to take seriously the collapse of heterosexuality and find signposts in the wreckage to a new and different way of doing sex and gender.
Category: Social Science

What I Told My Daughter

Author : Nina Tassler
ISBN : 9781476734682
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 90.71 MB
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A "diverse group of women--from Madeleine Albright to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Dr. Susan Love to Whoopi Goldberg and more...reflect on the best advice and counsel they have given their daughters either by example, throughout their lives, or in character-building, teachable moments between parent and child"--Book jacket.
Category: Biography & Autobiography