Sexing the Groove is a stellar ensemble of leading international music and cultural theorists who explore the ways gender and sexuality make popular music. Combining various methodologies with a wide range of case studies, from Mick Jagger to Riot Grrrls, the essays examine the many ways that performers, subcultures, fans and the music itself construct and deconstruct gender.
Sexing the Groove is structured into sections focusing on rock music culture, masculinities and popular music, women and popular music, and music, image and identity. Each section begins with an introductory essay which contextualizes the individual essays and places them within the overall argument of the collection: that there is nothing "natural", permanent or immovable about sexual difference.
An insightful collection, this book will be music to the ears for anyone interested in the interplay between popular music, gender and sexuality.