Discussions and analyses of music – whether on TV, in books or in the music press – have always been full of the stories of men. When female fans appear in these stories it is often through the eyes and from the perspectives of men – as muses, groupies or fangirls – meaning that women’s own experiences, ideas and arguments about the music they love are marginalised or glossed over.
Under My Thumb is a study of misogyny in music through the eyes of women. It brings together stories from music writers and fans about artists or songs they love despite their questionable or troubling gender politics, as well as looking at how these issues intersect with race, class and sexuality. The editors visit the bookshop to tell us more!
Rhian E. Jones is former editor of New Left Project and author of Clampdown: Pop-Cultural Wars on Class and Gender and Petticoat Heroes. She writes for various publications including the Guardian, Los Angeles Review of Books and the Morning Star.
Eli Davies is a writer, researcher and former editor of New Left Project. She has written on music, politics, popular culture and literature for the Guardian, Noisey, the Quietus and New Statesman.
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