publication . Article . 2017

Skinny blues: Karen Carpenter, anorexia nervosa and popular music

George McKay;
Open Access English
  • Published: 08 Dec 2017
  • Country: Somalia
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>This article discusses an extraordinary body in popular music, that belonging to the person with anorexia which is also usually a gendered body – female – and that of the singer or frontperson. I explore the relation between the anorexic body and popular music, which is more than simply looking at constructions of anorexia in pop. It involves contextually thinking about the (medical) history and the critical reception and representation, the place of anorexia across the creative industries more widely, and a particular moment when pop played a role in the public awareness of anorexia. Following such context the article lo...
free text keywords: Cultural Studies, Music, Visual arts, Drummer, Brother, Media studies, Blues, History, Performance art, Creative industries, Carelessness, medicine.symptom, medicine, Welsh, language.human_language, language, Popular music
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