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Lieb on Representation at the Grammy Awards: AFP

Marketing Communication professor and pop culture expert Kristin Lieb spoke to AFP, a French global news agency, about better representation of women and gender fluid people nominated in prominent Grammy categories this year.

“A woman, if she sells enough, will sort of lose her genre of origin and will be constructed as a pop star no matter what her background is,” Lieb said.

“And generally speaking, the way that has been interpreted is that pop is sort of synonymous with something that’s artificial or fleeting.”

Compare that to the average male musician, she said, who “will be constructed as an authentic, talented, genius artist.”

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