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Bögarnas Zarah: diva, ikon, kult

Rosenberg, Tiina LU (2009)
Abstract
”If You Want to see a star of Shame, Look at Zarah! Zarah Leander and Queer Diva Worship” is a research project funded by The Swedish Research Council. This project investigates the Swedish actress and singer Zarah Leander as a queer diva in the way the “phenomenon Leander” emerged in the 1950s and 1960s in Sweden, Germany and internationally. Leander’s dark voice, travestie-like persona and her schlager repertoire made her a major gay icon in the 1950s. The queer quality of Leander is to be found in her transgressive erotic representation of her vocal gender ambiguity, transformed in the gay male diva worship into counter-political resistance to “normalcy”. This project deals merely with the intersection of gender, sexuality and nation.
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Zarah Leander, vocality, voice, queer aesthetics, diva, icon, gender, nation, shame
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Popular Science
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284 pages
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Normal förlag
ISBN
978-85505-69-2
language
Swedish
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yes
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  author       = {Rosenberg, Tiina},
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  publisher    = {Normal förlag},
  title        = {Bögarnas Zarah: diva, ikon, kult},
  year         = {2009},
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