Musical genius and/or nasty piece of work? Dealing with violence and sexual assault in accounts of popular music's past

Strong, C and Rush, E 2018, 'Musical genius and/or nasty piece of work? Dealing with violence and sexual assault in accounts of popular music's past', Continuum, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 569-580.


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Title Musical genius and/or nasty piece of work? Dealing with violence and sexual assault in accounts of popular music's past
Author(s) Strong, C
Rush, E
Year 2018
Journal name Continuum
Volume number 32
Issue number 5
Start page 569
End page 580
Total pages 12
Publisher Routledge
Abstract For many years, the mistreatment of women in particular has essentially been normalized in many parts of the music industry. In recent years, however, there has been an increase in women coming forward and telling their stories, and asking that men be held accountable for wrongdoing. This interdisciplinary (sociology and philosophy) paper pursues two key feminist questions prompted by recent developments. Firstly: How has the construction of the history of popular music legitimated the continuation of this situation? 'Looking back' historically and sociologically, examples are provided of the legitimation or ignoring of violence against women (VAW) in the history of popular music to date. Secondly: How should we [archivists, historians, heritage curators and popular music educators], from now on, construct the history of popular music in a way that doesn't legitimate VAW? Turning to 'look forward', applied ethics frameworks are used to explore different aspects of this second question.
Subject Applied Ethics not elsewhere classified
Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) gender
violence
popular music
history
DOI - identifier 10.1080/10304312.2018.1483009
Copyright notice © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN 1030-4312
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