"Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities" out now in paperback

Morrissey: Fandom, Representations & Identities
Out Now In Paperback

Order from www.Intellectbooks.co.uk Price: £15.95/ $25

Following a very successful international launch in late 2011 and a very warm reception by both Morrissey fans and academics alike, Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities will be published in paperback format on March 19th. Hot Press selected it as their ‘Rock Music Book of the Fortnight’ and described it as “The thinking man’s take on the thinking man’s musician.” The academic journal Punk and Post-Punk said that “The book shines, offering real insight and creative scholarship in equal measure.”

One of the book’s co-editor’s Dr. Eoin Devereux states “Morrissey is one of the most influential songwriters of our time. As leader of The Smiths and as a solo-artiste, he has remained an anti-establishment and outspoken figure who has fought to bring controversial social issues to the forefront of our minds. Morrissey has used his music and his fame as vehicles for social change, singing and speaking out on a variety of issues: including class discrimination, ethnicity, alternative sexualities, vegetarianism and animal rights, delivering his message in velvet sound-bytes and typically provocative performances.”

Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities focuses exclusively on Morrissey’s solo career and provides a diverse collection of essays that highlight his creative contribution to music and culture. Working across a range of academic disciplines and approaches, these essays seek to make sense of the many complexities and controversies surrounding this iconic performer. Together, these essays examine the often intense fan cultures associated with Morrissey and how his creative work represents and performs many facets of the social world in which we find ourselves. Contributors to this book range from established academics to exciting emerging scholars in a range of fields and geographical locations, each of whom bring different perspectives on Morrissey and his work as an artist, a champion of the proletariat, and an elusive and contradictory stage personae.

About the editors
Sociologists Eoin Devereux and Martin J. Power have teamed up with Aileen Dillane an ethnomusicologist to edit this collection of 18 essays. All three editors teach at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and were the organisers of the successful 2009 Symposium on Morrissey entitled The Songs That Saved Your Life (Again).

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Title info
Full title: Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities
Editors: Eoin Devereux, Martin J. Power and Aileen Dillane.
ISBN: 9781841505961 | Price: £15.95/ $25
Published by: Intellect | Publication: 19/03/2012
Binding: Paperback pages |Dimensions: 230 x 174
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