David Bowie by Devereux Eoin Dillane Aileen Power Martin
David Bowie: Critical Perspectives examines in detail the many layers of one of the most intriguing and influential icons in popular culture. This interdisciplinary book brings together established and emerging scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds including musicology sociology art history literary theory philosophy politics film studies and media studies. Bowie's complexity as a singer songwriter producer performer actor and artist demands that any critical engagement with his overall work must be interdisciplinary and wide-ranging in its scope. The chapters are organised around the key themes of 'textualities' 'psychologies' 'orientalisms' 'art and agency' and 'performing and influencing' in Bowie's work. This comprehensive book contributes a great deal to the study of popular music performance gender religion popular media and celebrity.