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David Bowie and philosophy: : rebel, rebel, (ebook)

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David Bowie and philosophy: : rebel, rebel
Title
David Bowie and philosophy:
Title remainder
rebel, rebel
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Among the topics explored in David Bowie and Philosophy are the nature of Bowie as an institution; Bowie's work in many platforms, including movies and TV; Bowie's spanning of low and high art, and his relation to Warhol; the influence of Buddhism and Kabuki theater; the recurring theme of Bowie as a space alien, including 'Space Oddity' and The Man Who Fell to Earth; the dystopian element in Bowie's thinking, displayed in '1984' and the album Outside; the role of fashion in Bowie's creativity; personal identity as preserved over various divergent personae; the aesthetics of theatrical rock and glam rock; Bowie's public identification with bisexuality and his influence within the LGBTQ community. Pervasive themes in Bowie's output include change, time, apocalypse, dancing, mind-body dualism, and spirituality. In the dualistic universe that undergirds his lyrics, body consistently wins over mind, but body is nevertheless on the hook of moral responsibility. There is thus an inherent tension: the overwhelming desires of bodily drives versus the repressive institutions such as church and the omnipresent 'They' who would have us do otherwise than our body want. The emergent paradox in Bowie is that for all his alleged sexual indulgences, in the end mind trumps body
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Midwest
Dewey number
782.42166092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ammon, Theodore G.
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Popular Culture and Philosophy
Series volume
Volume 103
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  • Bowie, David
  • Rock music
  • Rock musicians
  • Music and philosophy
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
David Bowie and philosophy: : rebel, rebel, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780812699258
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11779198
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11779198
System control number
MWT11779198
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
David Bowie and philosophy: : rebel, rebel, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780812699258
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11779198
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11779198
System control number
MWT11779198
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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