Queering the Popular Pitch is a new collection of 19 essays that situate queering within the discourse of sex and sexuality in relation to popular music. This investigation addresses the changing debates within gay, lesbian and queer discourse in relation to the dissemination of musical texts -performance, cultural production and sexual meaning - situating music within the broader patterns of culture that it both mirrors and actively reproduces.
The collection is divided into four parts:
queer thoughts, mixed media.
Queering the Popular Pitch will appeal to students of popular music, Gay and Lesbian studies. With case studies and essays by leading popular music scholars it provides insightful discourse in a growing field of musicological research.
'Queering the Popular Pitch considers much more than a new gay and lesbian popular musicology. This new collection of essays applies the queer framework to popular music, musicians, nationalistic contexts, as well as film music and stage presence' - Popular Music
'This collection is a recommended addition for both interdisciplinary scholars and (popular) musicologists alike' - Popular Music