© 2004-2018 by Michael L. Austin.     

Michael L. Austin | Washington, D.C. | michael@mlaustin.com

Audiovisual Alterity

Representing Otherness in Music Videos

Under contract with Oxford University Press - Currently in preparation

 

Drawing on a wide range of examples and case studies from many genres, this book explores the representation of subaltern communities in contemporary music videos. This book continues the academic discussion regarding the depiction of race, ethnicity, and gender in music videos, but also extends the conversation to include representations of Asians and Pacific Islanders, the LGBTQ community, Native American cultures, the incarcerated, religious minorities, and other “others.” It also accounts for the expanding definition of “music video,” and examines depictions of alterity in both traditional music videos and those created for emerging media, such as online video-sharing sites and mobile applications. 

 

 

 

Table of Contents:

 

Introduction

 

Chapter 1 - "Dead Giveaway": Blaxploitation Aesthetics and Viral Music Videos

 

Chapter 2 - Camp, Kitsch, and Cowboys: Queerin' Country Music Videos

 

Chapter 3 - "Losing My Religion": Iconic and Iconoclastic Representations of Religious Minorities

 

Chapter 4 - Digital Natives and Cultural Tourism: Representing Indigenous Peoples in Music Videos

 

Chapter 5 - Culturally-oriented or Orientalist: Asian & Pacific Islander Aesthetics in Music Videos

 

Chapter 6 - How to Make a Prison Video if You've Never Been to Prison

 

Afterword