Critical Writing Index

Music Notes: Iconolatry in Motion (Part I)

by Lisa Steele

Fuse, Feb. 1984, v. 7, no. 5, pp. 193-197

In the February 1984 Issue of Fuse Magazine, Lisa Steele writes the third article, which is itself the first in a two-part text, of her Snakes and Ladders series. Steele examines over 80 popular music videos of the time and analyzes their content with a particular focus on the image of women and according to nine categories she identified: recession imagery, music is revolution, domestic relations, power of women, post-apocalypse imagery, older women, surveillance, no women, women as props. This article deals with the first four categories.

ITEM 1984.048 – available for viewing in the Research Centre