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The Resource Why Karen Carpenter matters, Karen Tongson

Why Karen Carpenter matters, Karen Tongson

Label
Why Karen Carpenter matters
Title
Why Karen Carpenter matters
Statement of responsibility
Karen Tongson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Why Karen Carpenter Matters, Karen Tongson (whose Filipino musician parents named her after the pop icon) interweaves the story of the singer?s rise to fame with her own trans-Pacific journey between the Philippines?where imitations of American pop styles flourished?and Karen Carpenter?s home ground of Southern California. Tongson reveals why the Carpenters' chart-topping, seemingly whitewashed musical fantasies of "normal love" can now have profound significance for her?as well as for other people of color, LGBT+ communities, and anyone outside the mainstream culture usually associated with Karen Carpenter?s legacy. This hybrid of memoir and biography excavates the destructive perfectionism at the root of the Carpenters? sound, while finding the beauty in the singer's all too brief life
Member of
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10785218
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tongson, Karen
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Music matters
Series volume
003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carpenter, Karen
  • Carpenter, Karen
  • Singers
  • Singers
  • United States
Label
Why Karen Carpenter matters, Karen Tongson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Whiteness and promises -- For all we know -- Long Beach state of mind -- Goodbye to love -- Queer horizon -- Made in America: Karen Carpenters of the Philippines -- Now
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 138 pages
Isbn
9781477318843
Lccn
2018039812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1050454964
  • (OCoLC)1050454964
  • 662241
  • 662241
Label
Why Karen Carpenter matters, Karen Tongson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Whiteness and promises -- For all we know -- Long Beach state of mind -- Goodbye to love -- Queer horizon -- Made in America: Karen Carpenters of the Philippines -- Now
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 138 pages
Isbn
9781477318843
Lccn
2018039812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1050454964
  • (OCoLC)1050454964
  • 662241
  • 662241

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