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Music Video and the Politics of Representation

Diane Railton and Paul Watson


How can we engage critically with music video and its role in popular culture? What do contemporary music videos have to tell us about patterns of cultural identity today? Based around an eclectic series of case studies, this examination is an analysis of the forms, pleasures and politics that music videos offer. In rethinking some classic approaches from film studies and popular music studies and connecting them with new debates about the current ‘state’ of feminism and feminist theory, this book shows why and how we should be studying music videos in the twenty-first century.

Keywords: music video, popular culture, cultural identity, film studies, popular music studies, feminism, feminist theory, forms, pleasures, politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748633227
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633227.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diane Railton, author

Paul Watson, author