“Workin' Hard, Hardly Workin'/Hey Man, You Know Me”: Tom Waits, Sound, and the Theatrics of Masculinity

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Abstract

The article discusses Tom Waits, sound, and the theatrics of masculinity. This paper explores the inherent gender trouble captured in the songs of Waits as he inhibits clearly theatrical faces allowing the impression that masculinity is a set of performances in general. Music and gender logic is further discussed.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-58
Number of pages33
JournalJournal of Popular Music Studies
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2007

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Keywords

  • GENDER
  • LOGIC
  • MASCULINITY
  • MUSIC
  • WAITS, Tom, 1949-

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music

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