A Woman Who Understands: AKOM talks w/Dr. Christine Feldman-Barrett

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AKOM welcomes Dr. Christine Feldman-Barrett, author of A Women’s History of the Beatles.

Phoebe, Daphne and Christine discuss: how the Beatles have inspired generations of women, effective labor, fandom, diversity in Beatles scholarship, Living History v. critical distance, and being (v. being WITH the Beatles). 


Ehrenreich, Barbara, Elizabeth Hess, and Gloria Jacobs. “Beatlemania: Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” In The Adoring Audience: Fan Culture and Popular Media, edited by Lisa A. Lewis, 84-106. 1992. Reprint, New York: Routledge, 2001. 

Whiteley, Sheila. Space Between the Notes: Rock and the Counter-Culture. London: Routledge, 1992.

Collins, Marcus. “We Can Work it Out: Popular and Academic Writing on the Beatles.” Popular Music History 9, no. 1 (2014): 79-101.


Mary Ann Seighart. “The Authority Gap: Why women are still taken less seriously than men, and what we can do about it.” Doubleday, July 1, 2021

Candy Leonard. “Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World”  
Arcade; Reprint edition (July 5, 2016)

She Said She Said THE BEATLES (1966)
I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party THE BEATLES (1964)
Drive My CarTHE BEATLES (1965)
Rain THE BEATLES (1965)
She’s a Woman THE BEATLES (1965)

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