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Beyonce's Formation Music Video



These ebooks discuss Beyonce in relation to music and culture.

Popular and scholarly articles critiquing Beyonce's "Formation" video:

"Beyonce -- Formation." Critical Media Project,

Harris, Brandon. "Here's the Problem with Beyonce's 'Formation' Video." IndieWire, 13 Feb. 2016,

Katariina Kyrölä. “Music Videos as Black Feminist Thought – From Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda to Beyoncé’s Formation.” Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics, vol. 1, no. 1, Oct. 2017. doi:10.20897/femenc.201708.

Lewis, Shantrelle. "'Formation' Exploits New Orleans' Trauma." Slate, 10 Feb. 2016,

Macpherson, Alex. "Beyoncé's Formation Review – A Rallying Cry That Couldn't be More Timely." The Guardian, 8 Feb. 2016,

McFadden, Syreeta. "Beyoncé's Formation Reclaims Black America's Narrative from the Margins." The Guardian, 8 Feb. 2016,

For a general biography of Beyonce, see this encyclopedia entry:

"Beyoncé." Newsmakers, vol. 3, Gale, 2009. Gale In Context: Biography,

In 2019, the journal Popular Music and Society dedicated an entire issue to examining Beyoncé's societal impact. Browse the articles in this issue by clicking here.

Popular articles debating Beyonce's approach to feminism:

Cooper, Brittney. "Beyoncé Brought Wakanda to Coachella." Cosmopolitan, 16 Apr. 2018,

Cooper, Brittney. "On bell, Beyonce, and Bullshit.Crunk Feminist Collective, 20 May 2014,

Cooper, Brittney. "The Beyoncé Wars: Should She Get to be a Feminist?" Salon, 17 Dec. 2013,

Cooper, Brittney. "Why Feminism Needed Beyonce." Cosmopolitan, 14 Feb. 2018,

Harris-Perry, Melissa. "MHP Roundtable: How Beyoncé's Coachella Performance Changed the Game Forever." Elle, 17 Apr. 2018,

hooks, bell. "Moving Beyond Pain." bell hooks Institute, 9 May 2016,

Marie, Riah. "Bell Hooks on Beyoncé: The Difference Between Being Sexualized and Embracing Your Sexuality." Soapboxie, 13 Mar. 2019,


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