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Luke White: new blog entry on David Bowie
"RIP David Bowie ... Martial Artist?”

Luke White: new blog entry on David Bowie

Luke White's most recent blog entry tickles the topical issue of Bowie’s death last week. Entitled "RIP David Bowie ... Martial Artist?”, it uses Bowie as a lens to understand the significance of the martial arts in 1970s British and American youth culture, whilst using Bowie’s flirtation with of imagery of the martial arts (as exemplified by an appearance with his karate instructor on the Dinah Shore show in 1976) as a way of further understanding his intertwined negotiations of gender, images of ‘Asia’, and countercultural revolt.

It’s available online here:
http://kungfuwithbraudel.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/rip-david-bowie-martial-artist.html