Resilience, Melancholy, and Rihanna’s “American Oxygen”


On Episode 12 of Pop Unmuted, Scott Interrante and Kurt Trowbridge are joined by Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr. Robin James, to discuss her new book ‘Resilience and Melancholy: Pop Music, Feminism, Neoliberalism’ and Rihanna’s “American Oxygen.”

For more reading:
Robin James, Resilience and Melancholy: Pop Music, Feminism, Neoliberalism, Zero Books.

People in this episode:

Dr. Robin James

Robin James is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She is author of two books: Resilience & Melancholy: Pop Music, Feminism, and Neoliberalism, published by Zer0 books in 2015, and The Conjectural Body: Gender, Race and the Philosophy of Music, published by Lexington Books in 2010.

Scott Interrante

Scott Interrante holds a Master’s degree in Musicology from CUNY Hunter College focusing on contemporary pop music and masculinity. He hosts Pop Unmuted and K-Pop Unmuted

Kurt Trowbridge

Kurt Trowbridge is a web developer and freelance contributor to Billboard.com. He is the founder of Crownnote.com and the host of the Crowncast.

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