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A Spy in the House of Love

A Spy in the House of Love three persp e c t i v e s o n feminist rock crit icis m In Memory of Ellen Willis Ann Powers hat is a feminist pop critic? like any ideological stance, this one is made to be fussed with, stretched out, sent to the tailor for a refitting. We might, however, be able to agree on a few fundamentals. To be feminist is to value the experience and potential of women; to be a pop critic is to take seriously those voices springing from the street and passing through the industry's hit-making machinery, which many people consider "mere entertainment." So both roles involve challenging and changing the position of what's been marginalized--for feminists, women, their status and contributions, diminished within a sexist society, and for pop critics, the "termite art," as Manny Farber famously called it, that's been dismissed and derided within a social construct that privileges the well-endowed institutions of "high art" over more spontaneous sites of expression, or baldly commercial ones. For both feminists and pop critics certain tasks are fundamental: reclaiming lost history and unacknowledged pioneers; championing contemporary figures otherwise overlooked by the mainstream; noticing patterns that reinforce negative perceptions; and speaking truth http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture University of Nebraska Press

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University of Nebraska Press
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Copyright © 2008 Suzanne G. Cusick
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1553-0612
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Abstract

three persp e c t i v e s o n feminist rock crit icis m In Memory of Ellen Willis Ann Powers hat is a feminist pop critic? like any ideological stance, this one is made to be fussed with, stretched out, sent to the tailor for a refitting. We might, however, be able to agree on a few fundamentals. To be feminist is to value the experience and potential of women; to be a pop critic is to take seriously those voices springing from the street and passing through the industry's hit-making machinery, which many people consider "mere entertainment." So both roles involve challenging and changing the position of what's been marginalized--for feminists, women, their status and contributions, diminished within a sexist society, and for pop critics, the "termite art," as Manny Farber famously called it, that's been dismissed and derided within a social construct that privileges the well-endowed institutions of "high art" over more spontaneous sites of expression, or baldly commercial ones. For both feminists and pop critics certain tasks are fundamental: reclaiming lost history and unacknowledged pioneers; championing contemporary figures otherwise overlooked by the mainstream; noticing patterns that reinforce negative perceptions; and speaking truth

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Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and CultureUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Oct 29, 2008

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