Janet Jackson's the Velvet Rope (33 1/3)
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Janet Jackson's the Velvet Rope (33 1/3)

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By Ayanna Dozier


This book examines Janet's continuation of her quest for control as heard in her sixth album, The Velvet Rope. Engaging with the album, the promotion, the tour, and its accompanying music videos, this study unpacks how Janet uses Black cultural production as an emancipatory act of self-creation that allows her to reconcile with and, potentially, heal from trauma, pain, and feelings of alienation.


Published by Bloomsbury Academic 

0.6" x 6.4" x 4.8" / 0.45 lbs

160 pages