Walk like a woman, talk like a man: Ivy Queen's troubling of gender

Dara E. Goldman

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This article examines how Ivy Queen deploys particular codes of masculinity and femininity in her music and performances. By drawing comparisons with other singers, I analyze what this deployment reveals about gender and its role in reggaetón, in music more generally, and in mass culture. I argue that Ivy Queen's particular engagement with gender opens up a space to interrogate gender norms and their relationship with power in the consumption of mass cultural forms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-457
Number of pages19
JournalLatino Studies
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017


  • Gender
  • Ivy Queen
  • Mass culture
  • Music
  • Performance
  • Reggaetón

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science


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