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dc.contributor.authorGlen, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-19T09:19:50Z
dc.date.available2019-08-19T09:19:50Z
dc.date.issued2017-12-29
dc.identifier.citationGlen, P. (2016) ‘Oh you pretty thing!’: How David Bowie ‘unlocked everybody’s inner queen’ in spite of the music press, Contemporary British History, 31(3), pp. 407-429.en
dc.identifier.issn1361-9462en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13619462.2016.1261696en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/622652
dc.description.abstractThe 1967 Sexual Offence Act decriminalised homosexual acts between men allowing gay men to discuss their sexuality in public. Few prominent popular musicians came-out until 1972 when David Bowie claimed that he was bisexual in an interview with Melody Maker. Music papers and Bowie had substantial cultural power: Bowie was a rising star and music papers recruited journalists who discussed and perpetuated social change. The subsequent conversation, however, reinforced negative stereotypes in constructing the queer subject and tried to safeguard commercial concerns due to the assumption that the market for popular music avoided queer music. This undermined arguments that associate permissive legislation with a permissive media and society, but, to some, representation alone empowered people and destabilised preconceptions about queer identity.en
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dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13619462.2016.1261696en
dc.subjectmediaen
dc.subjectsexualityen
dc.subjectpermissivenessen
dc.subjectpopular musicen
dc.subjectmusic pressen
dc.subjectDavid Bowieen
dc.title‘Oh you pretty thing!’: How David Bowie ‘unlocked everybody’s inner queen’ in spite of the music pressen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1743-7997
dc.identifier.journalContemporary British Historyen
dc.date.updated2019-08-05T09:01:40Z
dc.date.accepted2016
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW190819PGen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-08-19en
dc.source.volume31
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage407
dc.source.endpage429
dc.description.versionPublished version
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