The Real “Hot Mess”: The Sexist Branding of Female Pop Stars

The Real “Hot Mess”: The Sexist Branding of Female Pop Stars Sex Roles (2014) 70:439–441 DOI 10.1007/s11199-014-0362-z BOOK REVIEW Gender, Branding, and the Modern Music Industry: The Social Construction of Female Popular Music Stars. By Kristin J. Lieb, New York, Routledge, 2013. 194 pp. $29.95 (paperback) ISBN:978-0-415-89490-6 Jane Caputi Published online: 8 March 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 I regularly teach an interdisciplinary undergraduate class, Billboard,,and Rolling Stone, “Introduction to Sexuality and Gender Studies” and it is not These journalistic skills are easy to find the right books to use. One needs not only a core, evident in her facility for clear expression. Lieb is survey-type text, but also additional books that delve into particularly good at defining essential theoretical terms and specialty areas, simultaneously providing grounding in core concepts (polysemy, hegemony, the male gaze, symbolic definitions and theoretical concepts and putting them to a most interactionism, objectification, coding and decoding, interesting application. Gender, Branding and the Modern heteronormativity, sexualization, branding, and so on). The Music Industry is focused on female pop stars in the United book is laid out logically, first introducing critical frameworks, States music industry. It is an ideal book for use in this class largely drawn from sociology, to consider the construction Sex Roles Springer Journals

The Real “Hot Mess”: The Sexist Branding of Female Pop Stars

Sex Roles , Volume 70 (10) – Mar 8, 2014

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