Songs “Girls” Love and Hate: Finding Feminist Agency in 1960s Girl Groups and Girl Singers During #MeToo Moments

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Abstract

Musicologists question whether 1960s girl group music is “fluff or an incubator for radical ferment,” and fans question what to do with the music’s sexism, heteronormativity, and racism (McClary and Warwick 232). This article argues that 1960s girl group songs have much to teach us about a spectrum of agencies available within cultural scripts of the 1960s U.S. teen romance myth as represented in music. It also argues that being ever-attentive-in-order-to-interrupt is a feminist tactic for understanding and dealing with these songs as well as their contemporary traces within #MeToo moments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-129
Number of pages14
JournalRhetoric Review
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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