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Works on Madonna
Madonna smiling with a microphone in front of her mouth
The life and work of Madonna have generated various academic study material
Books in English 63
Non-English books 21
Essays and other works 17

The life and work of American singer Madonna have generated various academic study material.[1][2][3] This is a list containing the different written works about Madonna, including biographies, journals, articles, essays and theses.[a] According to critic Paul Northup who wrote in Third Way magazine, "Eminent authors and academics have pored over her tirelessly since she burst onto the pop scene in the early Eighties."[4]

Many authors have written more than one book about Madonna and these have been published in multiple languages other than English, including German, French, Dutch, Spanish and Italian.[5] According to journalist Annalee Newitz, "The academics in the fields of theology to queer studies have written literally volumes about what Madonna's fame means for gender relations, American culture, and the future."[6] Biographies released about the singer include Madonna: An Intimate Biography (2002) by J. Randy Taraborrelli, Madonna (2001) by Andrew Morton, Madonna: Like an Icon (2007) by Lucy O'Brien, Life with My Sister Madonna (2008) by her brother Christopher Ciccone and Madonna: Bawdy and Soul (1997) by Karlene Faith. The releases have sometimes become bestsellers and have faced varied reception from critics and academics. Morton's biography was criticized by Madonna herself and she was also against the release of Ciccone's book, which ultimately led to a rift between the siblings.[7]

Different academic essays, dissertations as well as analysis of the singer gave rise to a term called Madonna Studies, denoted by author Robert Miklitsch as a "political-cultural" phenomenon.[8] Barbara Stewart from Orlando Sentinel observed in 1991 that scholars about Madonna's work were increasing in the United States and included professors of English, anthropology as well as media communication, the subject faced ridicule and indignation overseas. CBS News president Fred W. Friendly noted, "Writing a major paper is supposed to be an intellectual achievement—a serious matter. Madonna is a media freak. How the media made her—I could see studying that."[9]

Books written in English[edit]

1980s[edit]

Book title Year Author(s) Publisher Pages Identifiers Notes Ref(s).
Madonna: Lucky Star 1985 Michael Mackenzie Olympic Marketing Corp 94 ISBN 978-0-809-25233-6
ASIN 0809252333
The biography concentrated on Madonna's childhood. [10]
Madonna 1985 Philip Kamin Hal Leonard Corporation 48 ISBN 978-0-863-59283-6
ASIN 0881884049
A photography book containing images from Madonna's tour. [11]
Madonna! 1985 Mark Bego Pinnacle Books 189 ISBN 978-0-523-42576-4
OCLC 12155379
ASIN 2868042619
Bego talks about Madonna's life in Detroit and New York City. [12]
[13]
Madonna 1985 Anton Rush Anabas Books 28 ISBN 978-1-850-99011-6
ASIN 1850990115
A board book containing Madonna's biography in words and pictures. [14]
Holiday with Madonna 1985 Gordon Matthews Simon & Schuster 63 ISBN 978-0-671-60375-5
ASIN 0671603752
Matthews analyzed Madonna as a new singer in the music business. [15]
Madonna 1986 Keith Elliot Greenberg Lerner Publishing Group 40 ISBN 978-0-822-51606-4
ASIN 0788164392
Talks about how Madonna achieved fame and her appearances in music videos and films. [16]
Madonna: An Illustrated Biography 1988 Debbi Voller Omnibus Press 96 ISBN 978-0-711-91466-7
OCLC 26299920
ASIN 0711914664
Analyzes Madonna's early fashion style. Another version was released in 1992. [17]
Madonna: The Biography 1989 Robert Matthew-Walker Pan Books 160 ISBN 978-0-330-31482-4
OCLC 26313419
ASIN 0330314823
Biography which also includes the singer's business acumen and her marriage to actor Sean Penn. [18]

1990s[edit]

Book title Year Author(s) Publisher Pages Identifiers Notes Ref(s).
Madonna in Her Own Words 1990 Mick St. Michael Omnibus Press 128 ISBN 978-0-711-92139-9
OCLC 231428597
ASIN B01F9RA2CY
Contains direct quotes from the singer about her career. A German version was released in 1991 by Goldmann publishers, titled Madonna: Selbstbekenntnisse. There were two other version released, one in 1999 and another in 2004. [19]
Madonna 1991 Marie Cahill Gallery Books 96 ISBN 978-0-831-75705-2
OCLC 51354378
ASIN 0831757051
Chronicles Madonna's music and film career, her marriage to Penn and her concert tours. Another version was released in 1992 through Omnibus Press, and in 1993 a Spanish version was released, translated by Silvia Rodríguez Díaz. [20]
Madonna: Unauthorized 1991 Christopher Andersen Simon & Schuster 350 ISBN 978-0-671-73532-6
OCLC 1036695644
ASIN 0440213185
Includes commentary from Madonna's family, friends, former lovers, and associates. Two other versions include a Danish one (1991) and reprinted one (1992). [21]
Like a Virgin: Madonna Revealed 1991 Douglas Thompson Blake Publishing 240 ISBN 978-1-856-85009-4
OCLC 243771799
ASIN 1856850099
Detailed information about the singer's personal relationships. Another version was released in 1992 with the name Madonna Revealed: The Unauthorized Biography. [22]
Madonna Superstar: Photographs 1991 Karl Lagerfeld W. W. Norton & Company 93 ISBN 978-0-393-30766-5
OCLC 317360827
ASIN B0028IEXZ0
Photography book about Madonna's career from her first album to the end of 1987. [23]
Madonna: Her Complete Story An Unauthorized Biography 1991 David James Publications International Ltd. 80 ISBN 978-0-451-82246-8
OCLC 24634651
ASIN 1561739790
Includes numerous unseen photographs. [24]
Madonna: The Book 1992 Norman King William Morrow and Company 256 ISBN 978-0-688-11916-4
OCLC 236051812
ASIN 0688103898
Contains direct quotes about Madonna from academics. [25]
The Madonna Scrapbook 1992 Lee Randall Carol Publishing Group 220 ISBN 978-0-806-51297-6
OCLC 471015357
ASIN 0806512970
A scrapbook with the singer's concert pictures, album and magazine covers and spreads. [26]
Madonna Illustrated 1992 Tim Riley Hyperion Books 112 ISBN 978-1-562-82983-4
OCLC 25832167
ASIN 1562829831
Features more than 100 photographs with anecdotes by the author. [27]
Madonna: The Style Book 1992 Debbie Voller Omnibus Press 94 ISBN 978-0-711-92771-1
OCLC 877696147
ASIN 0711927715
Analysis of Madonna's fashion from her early career to more sophisticated clothing. A new edition was released in 1999 covering till the Ray of Light album era styles. [19]
[28]
Madonna: Blonde Ambition 1992 Mark Bego Harmony Books 308 ISBN 978-0-517-58242-8
OCLC 1036676119
ASIN B000VGH4Z2
Bego conducted personal interview with the singer and her close friends for the book. American academic and social critic Camille Paglia called it the "strongest of several [Madonna] biographies" in her book, Vamps and Tramps. [13]
[29]
Desperately Seeking Madonna: In Search of the Meaning of the World's Most Famous Woman 1993 Adam Sexton Delta Publishing Inc 316 ISBN 978-0-385-30688-1
OCLC 843023870
ASIN 0385306881
Talks about Madonna's cultural impact and received positive review in Publishers Weekly. [30]
Madonna: The Early Days 1993 Michael MacKenzie Worldwide Televideo Enterprise 95 ISBN 978-0-963-85193-2
OCLC 30361607
ASIN 0963851934
Picture book with 65 photographs of Madonna and her friends from her early days. [31]
I Dream of Madonna: Women's Dreams of the Goddess of Pop 1993 Kay Turner HarperCollins 127 ISBN 978-0-002-55257-8
OCLC 679573080
ASIN 0002552574
Turner collected the dreams of 50 women about Madonna, accompanied by color collages. The book was described by Publishers Weekly as a Dada art project. [32]
Madonna Speaks 1993 Mike Fleiss Tribune Publishers 122 ISBN 978-0-941-26383-2
OCLC 29211009
ASIN 0941263835
Book of Madonna quotations. [33]
Madonna Megastar: Photographs 1988–1993 1994 Camille Paglia Schirmer Books 136 ISBN 978-3-888-14194-2
OCLC 69107469
ASIN 388814194X
Picture book with anecdotes by Paglia. [34]
Encyclopedia Madonnica 1995 Matthew Rettenmund St. Martin's Griffin 207 ISBN 978-0-312-11782-5
OCLC 925163745
ASIN 0312117825
Compilation structured like an encyclopedia and touches every aspect of Madonna's life, from her music career to personal relationships, film roles and books. An updated version was released in 2015. [35]
Material Girls: Making Sense of Feminist Cultural Theory 1995 Suzanna Danuta Walters University of California Press 221 ISBN 978-0-520-08978-5
OCLC 248867895
ASIN 0520089782
Focuses on Madonna, Murphy Brown and Thelma & Louise, with numerous case studies. [36]
Madonna: Her Story 1996 Michael MacKenzie Music Sales Group 96 ISBN 978-0-711-91181-9
OCLC 242525360
ASIN 0711911819
The book starts with MacKenzie's favorite memory of Madonna. [31]
Guilty Pleasures: Feminist Camp from Mae West to Madonna 1996 Pamela Robertson Duke University Press 208 ISBN 978-0-822-31748-7
OCLC 1022823955
ASIN 0822317486
Theoretical discussion of female performance and spectatorship. [37]
Madonna: Bawdy and Soul 1997 Karlene Faith University of Toronto Press 226 ISBN 978-0-802-08063-9
OCLC 1011440319
ASIN 0802080634
Analysis of Madonna from a feminist perspective. [38]
Madonna: The Ultimate Compendium of Interviews, Articles, Facts and Opinions From the Files of Rolling Stone 1997 Barbara O'Dair Hyperion Books 272 ISBN 978-0-786-88154-3
OCLC 906726278
ASIN 0786881542
Collection of articles till the release of Evita (1996). [39]
[40]
The Complete Guide to the Music of Madonna 1998 Rikky Rooksby Omnibus Press 130 ISBN 978-0-711-96311-5
OCLC 473178131
ASIN 0711963118
The author analyzed every recorded song in Madonna's catalog. An updated edition was released in 2004. [41]
The Madonna Companion: Two Decades of Commentary 1999 Allan Metz
Carol Benson
Schirmer Books 312 ISBN 978-0-028-64972-6
OCLC 924775066
ASIN 0825671949
A collection of journalistic and academic writing on the singer. [42]

2000s[edit]

Book title Year Author(s) Publisher Pages Identifiers Notes Ref(s).
Madonna: An Intimate Biography 2001 J. Randy Taraborrelli Simon & Schuster 416 ISBN 978-1-416-58346-2
OCLC 1036701525
ASIN 1416583467
The book received positive reviews from The Birmingham Post and London Evening Standard. There were other versions released in 2002, 2007, 2008 and 2018. [43]
[44]
[45]
Goddess: Inside Madonna 2001 Barbara Victor HarperCollins 432 ISBN 978-0-060-19930-2
OCLC 50446330
ASIN 006019930X
Victor traveled to places inhabited by Madonna and interviewed the singer's close relatives, family members, friends and associates. [46]
[47]
Madonna: Queen of the World 2001 Douglas Thompson John Blake Publishing 290 ISBN 978-1-904-03410-0
OCLC 473057768
ASIN 1857826035
Thompson interviewed Madonna's school friends and wrote about the singer's relationship with her father. [48]
Maximum Madonna: The Unauthorized Biography of Madonna 2001 Tim Footman Chrome Dreams 8 ISBN 978-1-842-40012-8
OCLC 43669528
ASIN 1842400126
The audiobook was recorded at Echo Base, New Malden, Surrey and read by Laurel Lyko. [49]
Madonna 2002 Andrew Morton St. Martin's Press 256 ISBN 978-1-854-79432-1
OCLC 49043729
ASIN 0312287860
Detailed about Madonna's ambitions, her relationships and her lifestyle. The author interviewed about 70 people who had known Madonna since her youth, the singer was critical of Morton contacting people about her life. [50]
[51]
[52]
Madonna as Postmodern Myth 2002 Georges Claude Guilbert McFarland & Company 264 ISBN 978-0-786-41408-6
OCLC 907004351
ASIN 0786414081
Analysis of Madonna's cultural significance and the way she formed her fanbase throughout the world. [53]
[54]
Madonna Style 2002 Carol Clerk Music Sales Group 175 ISBN 978-0-711-98874-3
OCLC 882730611
ASIN 1844499294
Included Madonna's most memorable moments, her sexuality exploration, her struggles with Catholicism and her concept of motherhood. [55]
Madonna in Art 2004 Mem Mehmet Chaucer Press 192 ISBN 978-1-904-95700-3
OCLC 474920267
ASIN 1904957005
Pictures of the singer in art form by over a hundred artists, including Andrew Logan, Sebastian Krüger, Al Hirschfeld, and Peter Howson. [56]
Madonna's Drowned Worlds: New Approaches to Her Cultural Transformations 2004 Santiago Fouz-Hernández
Freya Jarman-Ivens
Ashgate Publishing 223 ISBN 978-0-754-63372-3
OCLC 999614528
ASIN 0754633713
Analysis of different topics like sexuality, ethnicity and celebrity culture through Madonna's work. [57]
Madonna: Inspirations 2005 Essential Works Andrews McMeel Publishing 160 ISBN 978-0-825-67289-7
OCLC 941231650
ASIN 0740754564
Madonna's quotes and explanations about her work. [58]
Madonna: A Biography 2007 Mary Cross Greenwood Publishing Group 152 ISBN 978-0-313-33811-3
OCLC 77575080
ASIN 0313338116
The biography was described by the New York Post as a "short, concise account" of Madonna. [59]
Madonna: Like an Icon 2007 Lucy O'Brien Bantam Press 432 ISBN 978-0-060-89899-1
OCLC 226112145
ASIN 0060898992
Author gave detailed analysis of the singer's music, complete with interviews she conducted with the musicians and producers who had collaborated with Madonna on her albums. [60]
Madonna: Express Yourself 2007 Carol Gnojewski Enslow Publishers 160 ISBN 978-0-766-02442-7
OCLC 71005751
ASIN 0766024423
The book concentrated on Madonna's early life prior to arriving in New York. [61]
A Girl Called Madonna 2007 Peter Robinson The Friday Project Limited 48 ISBN 978-1-905-54881-1
OCLC 155689066
Biography told through cartoons illustrated by David Whittle. [62]
From Mae to Madonna: Women Entertainers in Twentieth-Century America 2008 June Sochen University Press of Kentucky 256 ISBN 978-0-813-19199-7
OCLC 901100306
ASIN 0813191998
Author examined the historical impact of women in the entertainment industry and American culture, including mythological figures like Eve, Mary or Lillith. [63]
Life with My Sister Madonna 2008 Christopher Ciccone Simon Spotlight Entertainment 352 ISBN 978-1-416-58762-0
OCLC 883801605
ASIN B002YX0G0K
Biography by Madonna's brother, based on his life, growing up and working with his sister. It received negative reviews, with The Guardian calling it a "misery memoir". [64]
Madonna v Guy: The Inside Story of the Most Sensational Divorce in Showbiz 2009 Douglas Thompson John Blake Publishing 288 ISBN 978-1-844-54791-3
OCLC 424607623
ASIN 1844547914
Chronicled Madonna's life with her second husband Guy Ritchie after they were married in 2000, till the circumstances that led to their divorce in 2008. [48]

2010s[edit]

Book title Year Author(s) Publisher Pages Identifiers Notes Ref(s).
Madonna: Entertainer 2010 Hal Marcovitz Chelsea House Publications 125 ISBN 978-1-604-13859-7
OCLC 908389425
ASIN 1604138599
Biographical account till the release of Madonna's third greatest hits, Celebration. [65]
Are You My Guru?: How Medicine, Meditation & Madonna Saved My Life 2010 Wendy Shanker New American Library 304 ISBN 978-0-451-22994-6
OCLC 883359217
ASIN 0451229940
Author wrote about how she was afflicted with a rare autoimmune disease, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, and how Madonna inspired her to not lose hope. [66]
Female Force: Madonna 2011 C.W. Cooke
Fred Grivaud
Bluewater Productions 32 ISBN 978-1-450-76678-4
OCLC 721823584
ASIN 1450766781
Comic book about Madonna's life. [67]
[68]
Not About Madonna: My Little Pre-Icon Roommate and Other Memoirs 2011 Whit Hill Heliotrope Books 282 ISBN 978-0-983-29400-9
OCLC 759406306
ASIN 0983294003
Much of the book dealt with personal memories of the author and his friendship with Madonna when they were students at the University of Michigan. [69]
Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop 2012 Laura Barcella
Jessica Valenti
Soft Skull Press 272 ISBN 978-1-593-76429-6
OCLC 779828857
ASIN 1593764294
Talked about the singer's influence and impact on the lives of over 40 women, and her role in the feminist movement. [70]
My Madonna: My Intimate Friendship with the Blue Eyed Girl on her Arrival in New York 2012 Norris W. Burroughs Whimsy Literary Agency LLC 124 ISBN 978-0-988-41360-3
OCLC 920474568
ASIN 0988413604
Memoir about the author's relationship with Madonna when the latter was a 19 year old dancer living in New York City. [71]
LUV for Keeps: The Encounter with Madonna's Stalker 2012 Villalobos Body Amazon Digital Services, Inc. N/A ASIN B00AG8PFPG
ASIN B009DBAJ1M
This Amazon Kindle book talked about Robert Dewey Hoskins, who suffered from erotomania for Madonna, and detailed the making of a documentary on him. [72]
Madonna: Biography of the World's Greatest Pop Singer 2012 Karen Lac Hyperion Books 28 ISBN 978-1-614-64619-8
OCLC 968100386
ASIN B008R53QE2
Began with Madonna's response to a question by Dick Clark in 1984, to which the singer said she wanted to "rule the world". The biography expands on how Madonna achieved that statement. [73]
Cherish: Madonna, Like an Icon 2013 David Foy Ivy Press 160 ISBN 978-1-908-00567-0
OCLC 938134877
ASIN 190800567X
A collection of more than 150 photographs. [74]
FAME: Madonna: A Graphic Novel 2013 C.W. Cooke Bluewater Productions 40 ISBN 978-1-467-50268-9
OCLC 939614885
ASIN 1467502685
The release was part of the "Fame" comic book series. [75]
Madonna: Ambition. Music. Style 2014 Caroline Sullivan Carlton Publishing Group 256 ISBN 978-1-780-97563-4
OCLC 883870187
ASIN 1780975635
Chronicled Madonna's career highs documented through images, and was released to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the singer's second studio album, Like a Virgin. [76]
The Mammoth Book of Madonna 2015 Michelle Morgan Running Press Adult 512 ISBN 978-0-762-45621-5
OCLC 1023242304
ASIN 0762456213
Interviews, reviews and commentary about Madonna. [77]
Madonnaland 2016 Alina Simone University of Texas Press 138 ISBN 978-0-292-75946-6
OCLC 990816619
ASIN 0292759460
Biographical account of the singer and the author's analysis of music and pop culture. [78]
[79]
Madonna: Nudes + 2017 Martin H. M. Schreiber ACC Publishing Group 80 ISBN 978-1-851-49849-9
OCLC 988944134
ASIN 1851498494
Schreiber's nude images of Madonna had become famous when they were published in Playboy magazine in 1985. The book included unpublished images by him. [80]
[81]

Non-English books[edit]

Book title Year Author(s) Publisher Language Pages Identifiers Notes Ref(s).
Lady Madonna 1986 Guy Abitan
Danièle Abitan
Encre French 66 ISBN 978-2-864-18290-0
OCLC 469376599
ASIN 2864182904
N/A [82]
Madonna 1987 Julia Edenhofer Bastei Lübbe German 204 ISBN 978-3-404-61113-3
OCLC 74953215
ASIN 3404611136
Talked about Madonna's re-invention of her image. [83]
Popdossier Madonna 1987 Alfred Bos
Tom Engelshoven
Stan Rijven
Loeb Uitgevers Dutch 143 ISBN 978-9-062-13730-5
OCLC 64714088
ASIN B003MS5XTK
N/A [84]
Madonna 1989 Elia Perboni Targa Italiana Editore Italian 163 ISBN 978-8-871-11026-4
OCLC 23120568
ASIN 8871110269
Focused on criticism of Madonna's music. [85]
Das Madonna Phänomen 1993 Diedrich Diederichsen KleinVerlag German 117 ISBN 978-3-922-93009-9
OCLC 243734860
ASIN 3922930093
Focused on public opinion and popularity of the singer. [86]
Madonna 1993 Leo Tassoni Icaria Editorial Spanish 159 ISBN 978-8-474-26207-0
OCLC 806506635
ASIN 8474262070
N/A [87]
Nainen populaarikulttuurissa: Madonna ja The immaculate collection 1994 Tuija Modinos University of Jyväskylä Finnish 124 ISBN 978-9-513-40277-8
OCLC 58126204
Criticism of Madonna and other women in popular culture. [88]
Madonna, érotisme et pouvoir 1994 Michel Dion
Jean Baudrillard
Editions Kime French 132 ISBN 978-2-908-21294-5
OCLC 655141044
ASIN 2908212943
Authors focused on sex in popular culture and Madonna's influence. [89]
Madonnabilder: dekonstruktive Ästhetik in den Videobildern Madonnas 1995 Nicoläa Grigat Peter Lang GmbH German 120 ISBN 978-3-631-49074-7
OCLC 908128209
ASIN 3631490747
Talked about the singer's influences and aesthetics. [90]
Madonna: The Lady 1997 Lee McLaren
Virginie Gravier
Olivier Ragasol-Barbey
Contemporaines French 249 ISBN 978-2-866-45267-4
OCLC 41132561
ASIN 2866452674
Relegated Madonna as a revolutionary and her complex personality. [91]
Madonna: de vele gezichten van een popster 1999 Hannah Bosma
Patricia Pisters
Prometheus Global Media Dutch 204 ISBN 978-9-053-33699-1
OCLC 237360096
Focused on the singer as a feminist. [92]
Madonna: de stem van een generatie 2001 Kurt Jaspers
Gust de Meyer
Dirk Timmerman
Garant Dutch 103 ISBN 978-9-044-11176-7
OCLC 902236056
Discussion about Madonna's cultural significance. [93]
Madonna 2005 Anne Bleuzen K&B French 144 ISBN 978-2-915-95703-7
OCLC 469946259
ASIN 2915957037
Included photos taken by Helmut Newton, Wayne Maser and Peter Lindbergh. [94]
Madonna: L'icône de la Pop 2006 Arnaud Babion-Collet Éditions de la Lagune French 192 ISBN 978-2-849-69011-6
OCLC 76949595
ASIN 2849690112
Author interviewed people who had worked with Madonna. [95]
Madonna 2006 Gianluigi Valerio Coniglio Editore Italian 145 ISBN 978-8-888-83398-9
OCLC 955589975
ASIN 8888833986
Book on Madonna's discography. [96]
Madonna on stage 2007 Frédéric Gillotteau Editions Why not French 287 ISBN 978-2-916-61106-8
OCLC 495362866
ASIN 2916611061
Included images of Madonna's concerts attended by the author. [97]
Madonna und wir : Bekenntnisse 2008 Kerstin Grether
Sandra Grether
Suhrkamp Verlag German 399 ISBN 978-3-518-45992-8
OCLC 236327134
ASIN 3518459929
N/A [98]
Madonna absolument! 2008 Erwan Chuberre Alphée-J.-P French 234 ISBN 978-2-753-80293-3
OCLC 227153304
ASIN 2753802939
Detailed about the singer's impact on different genres of music. [99]
Madonna la Regina del Pop 2010 Cristian Porcino Lulu.com Italian 234 ISBN 978-1-446-19002-9
ASIN 1446190021
N/A [100]
Mad for Madonna. La regina del pop 2011 Francesco Falconi Castelvecchi Italian 115 ISBN 978-8-876-15550-5
OCLC 734056262
ASIN 8876155503
Author analyzed how Madonna had stayed contemporary in the music business through her image re-inventions. [101]
Les chansons de Madonna 2014 Daniel Ichbiah CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform French 252 ISBN 978-1-501-02479-5
ASIN 1501024795
Analysis of the singer's musical evolution. [102]

Essays and other works[edit]

Book title Year Author(s) Publisher Pages Identifiers Notes Ref(s).
Buscando a Madonna 1987 Enrique Medina Editores Milton 200 ISBN 978-9-506-33007-1
ASIN B00TG51SE2
A novel about a girl named Lucy, who dreamt of being like Madonna. [103]
The Effects of Race, Gender, and Fandom on Audience Interpretations of Madonna's Music Videos 1990 Jane D. Brown
Laurie Schulze
John Wiley & Sons 88 OCLC 79111096 A scientific article in the Journal of Communication. [104]
Like a Thesis: A Postmodern Reading of Madonna Videos 1991 Charles W. Wells Florida State University 460 OCLC 25334230 The authors thesis also touched upon the growth of Madonna Studies. [9]
Justify My Ideology: Madonna and Traditional Values 1992 Janelle L. Wilson
Gerald E. Marle
Routledge Publication 84 ISSN 0300-7766
OCLC 936733513
A criticism and analysis of the music video for Madonna's song, "Justify My Love" (1990). [105]
Like a Virgin-Mother?: Materialism and Maternalism in the Songs of Madonna 1992 Barbara Bradby Routledge Publication 96 ISSN 0950-2386
OCLC 936734005
A criticism and analysis of the music video for Madonna's song, "Material Girl" (1984). [106]
Madonna's Postmodern Feminism: Bringing the Margins to the Center 1992 Cathy Schwichtenberg Westview Press 132 ISSN 1041-794X Essay about how Madonna used postmodernism to challenge accepted norms of sex and gender. [107]
The Madonna Connection 1993 Cathy Schwichtenberg Westview Press 352 ISBN 978-0-813-31396-2
ASIN 081331397X
Compilation of essays about Madonna and gender identity. [108]
Madonnarama: Essays on Sex and Popular Culture 1993 Lisa Frank
Paul Smith
Cleis Press 200 ISBN 978-0-939-41671-4
ASIN 0939416719
Margot Mifflin from Entertainment Weekly gave a positive review, saying that "with only minimal self-indulgence, Madonnarama smartly unravels [the singer's] tangled politics". [109]
Musicologists, Sociologists and Madonna 1993 John Street University of East Anglia 289 ISSN 1351-1610 Dealt with Madonna's relationship to feminism and the political radicalism attributed to punk music. [110]
The I Hate Madonna Handbook 1994 Ilene Rosenzweig St. Martin's Press 210 ISBN 978-0-312-10481-8
ASIN 0312104812
Chronicled every negative aspect of Madonna's career. It was described by Rene Rosenzweig from People as "amusing". [111]
Feminist Assessment of Emancipatory Potential and Madonna's Contradictory Gender Practices 1996 Lynn O'Brien Hallstein Babson Park 141 ISSN 0033-5630
OCLC 427183278
The piece noted that the hallmark of Madonna's career was her contradictory play with gender roles and images. [112]
The Aesthetics of Music Video: An Analysis of Madonna's 'Cherish' 1998 Carol Vernallis Cambridge University Press 185 OCLC 318426411 Written for her book, Experiencing Music Video. [113]
Madonna, an American Pop Icon of Feminism and Counter-hegemony: Blurring the Boundries [sic] of Race, Gender, and Sexuality 2001 Audra Gaugler Lehigh University 66 OCLC 46542029 Thesis written as part of American Studies. [114]
Like a Critique: A Postmodern Essay on Madonna's Postmodern Video Like a Prayer 2008 Stephen E. Young Popular Music and Society 68 ISSN 0300-7766 A thesis about the impact of race and religion in the clip for Madonna's song "Like a Prayer" (1989). [115]
The Autonomy of Art and the Chimera of Identity: Adorno, Madonna and Feminist Performance Art 2009 Stephanie Crahen California State University 176 ISBN 978-1-109-16365-0
OCLC 427388541
ASIN 1466095
Dissertation about Madonna, her 2006 Confessions Tour and Theodor W. Adorno. [116]
Madonna: Who's That Girl 2010 Rodrigo Fresán RIL Editores 343 ISBN 978-9-562-84782-7
OCLC 888244759
Essay compiled in the book Domadores de Historias. Conversaciones con grandes cronistas de América Latina. It spoke about Madonna being a classic symbol of Made in USA. [117]
Madonna as a Symbol of Reflexive Modernisation 2013 Marguerite van den Berg
Claartje L ter Hoeven
University of Amsterdam 144 ISSN 1939-2397 Cultural and scientific fascination about the singer and the symbolism associated with her. [118]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The list does not contain works where Madonna is the secondary theme. Hence books like Strategies for Theory: From Marx to Madonna (2003), Something in the Way She Moves: Dancing Women from Salome to Madonna (2004) and A World Made Sexy: Freud to Madonna (2007) are not included in this list. It also excludes books that talks about Madonna in a few pages, or just list her records like the Guinness World Records.

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