All about Madonna: Madonna Interview. 1 Oct. 2008
This is an insightful early article and includes interviews with Madonna in the 1980's; which sheds light not only on her life prior to fame but on the way that her early life may have influenced her attitude towards music and sexuality.
Domenech-Rodriguez, Melanie. Adolescent evaluation of gender role and sexual imagery in television advertisements. 1 Oct. 2008. http://www.allbusiness.com/marketing-advertising/advertising-television-advertising/674984-1.html
This is an overview and analysis of the way that sexuality and gender roles are portrayed in the modern media. The article refers only obliquely to Madonna but provides important background information and theory about the relationship between sexuality and the media. http://www.questiaschool.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5023928862
Hirschorn, Michael. "Falling Stars: Can Celebrities Survive the Age of Too Much Information?." The Atlantic Monthly Nov. 2007: 171+. Questia. 1 Oct. 2008 http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5023928862.
This is a succinct but important article that interrogates and value and viability of Madonna's image and compares her career to the fall from grace of so many stars and celebrities. The main reason given for this view is that modern audiences have much greater access to data and information and that maintaining an image, especially if insincere, is much more difficult than in the past. http://www.questiaschool.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5002432343
Lugo-Lugo, Carmen R. "The Madonna Experience: AU.S. Icon Awakens a Puerto Rican Adolescent's Feminist Consciousness." Frontiers - a Journal of Women's Studies 22.2 (2001): 118+. Questia. 1 Oct. 2008 http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5002432343.
This article explores aspects of the Madonna phenomenon in Puerto Rico by looking at her status as a public figure, and at how such status wielded influence over a group of teenage girls in Puerto Rico. It also explores Madonna as a liberating icon.
Madonna: A critical analysis. 1 Oct. 2008. http://www.madonnatribe.com/idol/back_to_school_01.htm
This is an insightful essay that refers to many of aspects of sexuality throughout Madonna's career. There essay is useful not only in term of the numerous references to sexuality in the music and other works, but also in its assessment of the function of sexuality.
Madonna's Crucifixion: Blasphemy or Inspiration? 1 Oct. 2008. http://www.godweb.org/madonnacruci.htm short article that examines the controversy surrounding Madonna's use of religious symbolism in her concerts. The article tends to emphasize the underlying social and humanitarian aspects of this imagery.
Madonna, the master of reinvention. 1 Oct. 2008. http://www.thetimes.co.za/Entertainment/CelebZone/Article.aspx?id=589152
This is a very clear and succinct summary of the main points and issues in the Madonna's rise for fame from humble beginnings. The article also provides insight into the way that she has manipulated and used public issues in the 'reinvention' of her image and to enhance her career..
Madonna Turns 50. 1 Oct. 2008. http://www.undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=6012 short article that briefly reviews her rise to fame and some of the more questionable methods that she has used. http://www.questiaschool.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5001090382
Meltzer, Robin. "Material Whirl." New Statesman 18 Sept. 2000: 45. Questia. 1 Oct. 2008 http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5001090382.
This is a very insightful article that reveals the manipulative and marketing side of Madonna. It also deals with her social views and her attempts to liberate women for restrictive social norms.
Religion: Marketing Tool for Popular Culture? 1 Oct. 2008. http://www.freewebs.com/gill_slade/celebrities.htm very short article with a few relevant pointers about Madonna.
The Sex Book. 1 Oct. 2008. http://absolutemadonna.com/sex/
This is a fan site but provides a range of essential data and facts in a succinct and easy to read format. It is a very useful starting point for further research
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