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ISBN 9781841504179
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Published July 2011
Imprint: Intellect
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Known for his outspoken and often controversial views on class, ethnicity and sexuality, Morrissey has remained an anti-establishment figure who continues to provoke argument, debate and devotion amongst critics and his many fans. Focusing exclusively on Morrissey’s solo career, the collected essays in this important book make for a rich reading of Morrissey and his highly influential creative output. Working across a range of academic disciplines and approaches (including musicology; ethnography; sociology and cultural studies) these essays seek to make sense of the many complexities of this global icon.


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'[…] an uncompromising, detailed, and challenging examination of the many textual layers, symbolic codes, and cultural resonances of the Morrissey canon. This is indeed rich material by any standards. Drawing on a range of disciplinary approaches, including musicology, sociology, media and cultural studies, as well as gender studies and queer theory, these essays range across the full spectrum of Morrissey’s work. […] this is quite a sensitive work, as befits its subject matter, and individual authors articulate their own, sometimes complex, relationship with the subject matter and their own engagement with it. In bringing this work together, the editors have made a substantial contribution to writing in the genre, and to the potential for serious engagement with popular music in an academic context.' – Brian O'Neill, Irish Communications Review

'Broad ranging, intellectually satisfying ... highly recommended both for scholars ... and for fans' – Kevin Schwandt, Notes

'Morrissey is an important and influential figure, and this is an important book.' – Phillip Kiszely, Punk & Post-Punk

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