Cultural Impact of the Weather Girls Disco hit “It’s Raining Men” on Gay Culture in the Early 1980s.

Learning Goal: I’m working on a music writing question and need guidance to help me learn.

Mitchell Morris’s essay “It’s Raining Men: The Weather Girls, Gay Subjectivity, and the Erotics of Insatiability,” in the collection Audible Traces; Gender, Identity and Music is an essay about the cultural impact of the Weather Girls disco hit “It’s Raining Men” on gay culture in the early 1980s.

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Some questions you might consider in writing your response to his essay are:

  • This essay has a strong autobiographical emphasis that stresses a particular time and place. What are the pros and cons of such an approach, and how successful do you think Morris is in using it?
  • How specific and successful is Morris in using “Who, What, Where, When, Why”?
  • What is the format of Morris’s essay, and how does it contribute (or not) to his argument?
  • What is the thesis (if any) of Morris’s essay, and where is it stated?
  • What illustrations does Morris include in his essay, and how does he use them?
  • What music examples does Morris use, and how necessary and successful are they?
  • What audience is Morris writing to, and how does it affect (or not) his tone and style?
  • Morris’s essay is about a gay culture in America. Does Morris relate his specific topic to the larger public?

Your Reading Response should contain at least one (1) quotation from the reading, which should be cited according to The Chicago Manual of Style format (i.e. a footnote). Below are examples of how this reading, an essay in a collection of works by different authors, might be cited in a bibliography, and as a footnote. For repeated citations, use the short form rather than the Latinate ibid.

CITATION STYLE

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Morris, Mitchell. “It’s Raining Men: The Weather Girls, Gay Subjectivity, and the Erotics of Insatiability.” In Audible Traces; Gender, Identity and Music, edited by Elaine Barkin and Lydia Hamessley, 213-229. Zürich: Carciofoli Verlagshaus, 1999.

FOOTNOTE

1 Mitchell Morris, “It’s Raining Men: The Weather Girls, Gay Subjectivity, and the Erotics of Insatiability,” in Audible Traces; Gender, Identity and Music, ed. Elaine Barkin and Lydia Hamessley, (Zürich: Carciofoli Verlagshaus, 1999), 220.

SHORTENED FOOTNOTE

2 Morris, “It’s Raining Men,” 214.

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