The Many Meanings of Mina (Book)

Popular Music Stardom in Post-war Italy

Mina is one of Italy’s best-loved pop stars. This book explores the significance of her star status in post-war Italy, and traces how the many meanings of Mina evolve as a result of different media forms she was involved in, which intersect and interact to produce new significances of the star throughout her sixty-year-long career. 12 illus.


Rachel Haworth is a researcher of Italian popular music and culture of the twentieth century. She is interested in questions of stardom, gender, performance, and value in the Italian pop music context, and has published books and articles on Italian singer-songwriters of the 1960s, celebrity scandals, and Italian variety television.

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