Madonna : A Biography

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-05-30
  • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
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As the Material Girl, Eva Peron in Evita, and most recently, queen of the disco floor, Madonna's transformations and assumed identities keep her fans wanting more. She has inspired university professors and cultural critics to enshrine her as a postmodern icon. Known for her persona as much as for her music, Madonna has stirred controversy through her use of religious and sexual depictions in her songs, music videos, concerts, and in one notorious publication. This biography traces Madonna's ambitious journey from a Midwest upbringing as part of a large family to achieving fame on a global scale. It also brings readers up to date on her latest incarnation as a wife and mother, living on a country estate in England. Students researching cultural studies topics will accurate information on the musician's life and body of work, as well as critical commentary on her impact and lasting significance as one of the most influential female entertainers of our time.

Table of Contents

Series Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Timeline of Events in the Life of Madonnap. xiii
Madonna Louise Veronica Cicconep. 1
Desperately Seeking Stardomp. 15
Lucky Starp. 23
Material Girlp. 35
Truth or Darep. 45
Borderlinep. 55
Reinventionp. 67
Madonna, the Professors, and the Feministsp. 77
Life among the English Rosesp. 87
Madonna: Who's That Girl?p. 103
Selected Bibliographyp. 111
Indexp. 113
About the Authorp. 121
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