Ann Powers - Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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Powers’s charged history of the country’s last hundred years uses popular music as a lens for understanding some of our most complex social issues, especially race and sex. An award-winning music writer, Powers has been NPR’s music critic and correspondent since 2011, and she vividly illustrates her argument that music is America’s primary erotic form with examples ranging from Creole love songs to gospel singing, MTV to the gay subculture of disco, Brittney Spears to Beyoncé. Her analysis of the intersection of music and the body is as entertaining as it is illuminating, and Powers skillfully mines the glamour and spectacle of performance for truths about identity, evolving sexual mores, race relations, and American’s deeper hopes and anxieties.

 

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062463692
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Published: Dey Street Books - August 15th, 2017

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