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"Madonna" as Postmodern Myth

How One Star's Self-construction Rewrites Sex, Gender, Hollywood and the American Dream

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"Madonna" as Postmodern Myth by Georges-Claude Guilbert
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Madonna has long been accepted as a pop culture icon, but this text postulates a greater cultural importance by analyzing her as a postmodern myth. This work examines how Madonna methodically discovered and constructed herself (often rewriting her past), the nature and extent of her ambition and the means she used to reach her goals. It also details the way in which she organized her own cult (borrowing from the gay community), devised her artistic output, and cunningly targeted different audiences. It also studies the fundamental contradiction - virgin or vamp? saint or prostitute? - that fuels Madonna's career and describes how Madonna reflects today's society, its contradictions and its attitudes toward sexuality and religion.

Author Biography

Georges-Claude Guilbert teaches American literature, gender studies and popular culture at the University of Rouen and is an editor of the electronic academic journal Cercles. He lives in Notre Dame de Bondeville, France.
Release date NZ
October 28th, 2002
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
notes, bibliography, index
Imprint
McFarland & Co Inc
Pages
280
Dimensions
151x230x15
ISBN-13
9780786414086
Product ID
1832453

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