Framing Grace: Shock and Awe at the Ageless Black Body

Gardner, Abigail S (2012) Framing Grace: Shock and Awe at the Ageless Black Body. In: Rock On: Women, Ageing and Popular Music. Ashgate Popular and Folk Music . Ashgate, Farnham, pp. 65-86. ISBN 978-1409428411

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Abstract

‘Thirty years of the high life have not taken their toll on Jones’ perfect hindquarters, which she shakes and wiggles in the faces of the photographers’. Kitty Empire 22/06/08 The Observer Thirty years of such a high life may not have taken their toll on Grace Jones’ posterior but something is ‘rotten’ in the use of the term ‘hindquarters’. It is what is at stake in such language that is the concern of this paper, which maps out broadcast press and blog discourses surrounding Jones’ recent re-emergence onto the British popular music scene to establish how she becomes framed both through the vectors of race and age in ways that highlight her as an awesome and ‘awe’ful artefact .

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rock; Ageing; Women; Popular music
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Media
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2015 16:33
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2016 10:30
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2605

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