Shelton Waldrep. 2016. 'Future Nostalgia: Performing David Bowie'


  • Alison Blair University of Otago



David Bowie, auteurship, glam rock, gender, subcultures, race, disability


Shelton Waldrep. 2016. Future Nostalgia: Performing David Bowie. New York and London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 978-1-50132-522-9 (pbk). 219 pp.

Author Biography

Alison Blair, University of Otago

Alison Blair, University of Otago, New Zealand.


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How to Cite

Blair, A. (2019). Shelton Waldrep. 2016. ’Future Nostalgia: Performing David Bowie’. Perfect Beat, 19(2), 175–177.