Aston's book conveys the protracted and, at times, torturous tale of popular music's queer past, present, and future. It offers a definitive social and musical history spanning 100 years, starting in the British music halls and Harlem blues clubs of the early 20th century and continuing through the noughties of the 21st.
Second edition of the landmark volume. Along with a new historical essay by Philip Brett, the editors contribute a new introduction that outlines the changes that have occurred over the last decade as Gay Musicology has grown.
Through the hidden or lost stories of composers, scholars, patrons, performers, audiences, repertoires, venues, and specific works, this intriguing volume explores points of intersection between music and queerness in Europe and the United States in the years 1870 to 1950.
A 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, situating music within the broader patterns of culture that it both mirrors and actively reproduces.