Madonna's Drowned Worlds: New Approaches to Her Cultural Transformations (Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series)
Santiago Fouz-Hernandez, Freya Jarman-IvensISBN: 0754633721;
Twenty years after the release of her first album, Madonna remains one of the most consistently transgressive and self-transforming artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The release of three albums and two sold-out world tours since 2000 alone have renewed media and academic interest in the artist. Madonna's recent work presents a set of strikingly new challenges to cultural analysis, and new developments in gender, queer and ethnic studies have shed more light on her entire ?uvre. While the contributors refer to classic cultural theorists such as Baudrillard, ?i?ek, Foucault and Barthes, new theoretical trends feature prominently. The present volume offers new perspectives on Madonna's work to date, addressingher configurations of race, gender and sex(uality), with special emphasis on her resurrection after the Sex backlash in the early 1990s. The collection focuses on new Madonna-related topics such as Hinduism, Judaism, Japanese culture, all-American...
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