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Robbie Williams: A better man?

Brabazon, T. (2002) Robbie Williams: A better man? International Journal of Cultural Studies, 5 (1). pp. 45-66.

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This article presents a history of Robbie Williams. However, the meaning of that word — history — does not convey a seamless narrative of linear, normalizing truths of a great man. Instead, the recent past is fractured, severed and then quilted. Four keypads of culture are pressed. First, an exploration of boy bands is enacted, followed by a survey of masculinity theory, Generation X and dance culture. These four snatches of myth and memory are summoned to offer an innovative trajectory through an un(der) written history of the pop present.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Sage Publications
Copyright: © 2002 by SAGE Publications
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