New book: MORRISSEY: Fandom, Representations & Identities


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Just found this on Amazon:

'As leader of The Smiths and as a solo-artiste, Morrissey has consistently provoked a response from fans and critics alike in which there are no half-measures. This book examines the many complexities and contradictions that make up one of the most important, iconic and controversial figures within recent popular culture and alternative music. '

And all we want is the Autobiography!!!!!!
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Sorry-the link doesn't seem to work. Just type the book title into Amazon.
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I recognise those names. Should be a cracking read.

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This book is out next week. I know it will be a good read.


Publisher link here, Amazon link here.

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Eagerly awaiting my copy to arrive in the post!

Edited by Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane and Martin J. Power

Published July 11th by Intellect Books

Preface By Len Brown

Introduction: But Don’t Forget the Songs that Made You Cry and the Songs that Saved Your Life … Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane and Martin J. Power.

Chapter 1: ‘Suedehead’: Paving the Pilgrimage Path to Morrissey’s and Dean’s
Fairmount, Indiana Erin Hazard.

Chapter 2: “The Seaside Town that They Forgot to Bomb”: Morrissey and
Betjeman on Urban Regeneration and British Identity Lawrence Foley

Chapter 3: In the Spirit of ’69? Morrissey and the Skinhead Cult
John H. Baker.

Chapter 4: Fanatics, Apostles and NMEs Colin Snowsell.

Chapter 5: The “Teenage Dad” and “Slum Mums” are Just “Certain People I Know”:Counter Hegemonic Representations of the Working/Underclass in the
Works of Morrissey Martin J. Power.

Chapter 6: In Our Different Ways We are the Same: Morrissey and Representations of Disability. Daniel Manco

Chapter 7: “My So Friendly Lens”: Morrissey as Mediated through His Public Image Melissa Connor.

Chapter 8: “Because I’ve only got Two Hands”: Western Art Undercurrents in the Poses and Gestures of Morrissey. Andrew Cope.

Chapter 9: Moz: art: Adorno Meets Morrissey in the Cultural Divisions
Rachel M. Brett.

Chapter 10: Speedway for Beginners: Morrissey, Martyrdom and Ambiguity
Eoin Devereux and Aileen Dillane.

Chapter 11: No Love in Modern Life: Matters of Performance and Production in a Morrissey Song. Eirik Askerøi.

Chapter 12: ‘Vicar In A Tutu’: Dialogism, Iconicity and the Carnivalesque in
Morrissey. Pierpaolo Martino.

Chapter 13: Smiths Night: A Dream World Created Through Other People’s Music. Dan Jacobson and Ian Jeffrey.

Chapter 14: Talent Borrows, Genius Steals: Morrissey and the Art of Appropriation. Lee Brooks

Chapter 15: ‘I’m Not The Man You Think I Am’: Morrissey’s Negotiation of Dominant Gender and Sexuality Codes. Elisabeth Woronzoff.

Chapter 16: Melodramatic Morrissey: Kill Uncle, Cavell and the Question of the
Human Voice. Johanna Sjöstedt.

Chapter 17: ‘You Have Killed Me’ – Tropes of Hyperbole and Sentimentality in
Morrissey’s Musical Expression. Stan Hawkins.
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