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"SEARCHING" FOR LUTHER VANDROSS: THE POLITICS AND PERFORMANCE OF STUDYING AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN ICON

dc.contributor.advisorParks, Sheri Len_US
dc.contributor.authorSeymour, Craigen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-10-11T09:47:15Z
dc.date.available2005-10-11T09:47:15Z
dc.date.issued2005-08-26en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/2828
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation explores the pop culture phenomenon of R&B singer Luther Vandross and the politics and performance of studying the performer's image, work, and popular reception. The dissertation first examines how Vandross can be "read" using the methodologies of audience reception theory and queer theory. Then the dissertation considers how analyses that are produced from these readings can be disseminated to non-academic audiences using such mainstream genres as the celebrity biography. For this part of the dissertation, I draw on my experience writing a pop biography of Vandross.en_US
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dc.title"SEARCHING" FOR LUTHER VANDROSS: THE POLITICS AND PERFORMANCE OF STUDYING AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN ICONen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentAmerican Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAmerican Studiesen_US


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