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Genre and Music Video: Configurations and Functions

Diane Railton and Paul Watson

in Music Video and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633227
eISBN:
9780748671021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633227.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes four genres of music video — the pseudo-documentary music video, the ‘art’ music video, the narrative music video and the staged performance video — identifying their key ... More


Introduction: The Kleenexes of Popular Culture?

Diane Railton and Paul Watson

in Music Video and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633227
eISBN:
9780748671021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633227.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Music video is an important and interesting form of contemporary popular culture. Music video's raison d'être as a promotional device has had a number of significant consequences for the way it has ... More


Making it Real: Authorship and Authenticity

Diane Railton and Paul Watson

in Music Video and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633227
eISBN:
9780748671021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633227.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes some of the complex ways in which authorship can be considered in relation to the study of music video, a situation in which performer, director and songwriter may all have ... More


Musical Images and Imaginations: Tanzanian Music Videos

Kelly M. Askew

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

In Tanzania, multiple musical and cultural trajectories creatively coexist in music videos to form this decade-old popular art form. Music videos, also called ‘music television’, have typically been ... More


Reframing Fan Videos

Angelina I. Karpovich

in Music, Sound and Multimedia: From the Live to the Virtual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625338
eISBN:
9780748671038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625338.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter offers an overview of ‘fan vids’, which are ‘non-professional’ forms of music videos that often appropriate existing, previously separate visual and sonic elements to create a fresh ... More


Case Study: Anime Music Videos

Dana Milstein

in Music, Sound and Multimedia: From the Live to the Virtual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625338
eISBN:
9780748671038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625338.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter concentrates on unofficial music videos (UMVs): anime music videos (AMVs), which limit their video footage to anime-related media. It also covers the aesthetic traits that characterise ... More


Music Video and the Politics of Representation

Diane Railton and Paul Watson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633227
eISBN:
9780748671021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633227.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

How can we engage critically with music video and its role in popular culture? What do contemporary music videos have to tell us about patterns of cultural identity today? Based around an eclectic ... More


Case Study: Film Music vs. Video-Game Music: The Case of Silent Hill

Zach Whalen

in Music, Sound and Multimedia: From the Live to the Virtual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625338
eISBN:
9780748671038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625338.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter investigates some of the similarities and differences between video-game music and film music, using Silent Hill as a case study through which to explore such issues. It uses a ‘unit ... More


Afterword: Music Video Goes Gaga

Diane Railton and Paul Watson

in Music Video and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633227
eISBN:
9780748671021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633227.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter reviews the craze on Lady Gaga which accompanied the release and reception of ‘Telephone’. It is indicated that such phenomena might jump-start critical interest in music video as an ... More


Music Video in Black and White: Race and Femininity

Diane Railton and Paul Watson

in Music Video and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633227
eISBN:
9780748671021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633227.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the ways in which long-standing tropes of blackness and whiteness are used to develop different femininities for black and white women. It also deals with the relationship ... More


Masculinity and the Absent Presence of the Male Body

Diane Railton and Paul Watson

in Music Video and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633227
eISBN:
9780748671021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633227.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the very different status and function of the body in the construction of masculinity. It is suggested that it is precisely the absence of the sexualised male body that not only ... More


Introduction

Jamie Sexton

in Music, Sound and Multimedia: From the Live to the Virtual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625338
eISBN:
9780748671038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625338.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book allows writers to interrogate specific instances where sound and/or music are integrated into broader media systems instead of trying to arise with a strong definition of the word. It also ... More


Situating Music Video: Between Feminism and Popular Culture

Diane Railton and Paul Watson

in Music Video and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633227
eISBN:
9780748671021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633227.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter situates the music video between feminism and popular culture. The notion of postfeminism became a key weapon in the ‘pre-emptive strike’ that prevented feminism reaching its political ... More


Post-classical Style?

Barry Langford

in Post-Classical Hollywood: Film Industry, Style and Ideology since 1945

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638574
eISBN:
9780748671076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638574.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Scott Bukatman argues that the special effects-driven science fiction films of contemporary Hollywood are the leading edge of a shift away from the traditionally narrative-focused models of classic ... More


Pop Video: Michael Jackson's ‘Thriller’ and ‘Race’: Approach: ‘Race’ Studies

Peter Childs

in Texts: Contemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620432
eISBN:
9780748671700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620432.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

One of Michael Jackson’s hit singles has the consistent line in its chorus, ‘It Don’t Matter If You’re Black Or White’: the statement of an ideal rather than a social fact. In Western society, white ... More


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