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A Feminist Ethnomusicology

Author : Ellen Koskoff
ISBN : 9780252096402
Genre : Music
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One of the pioneers of gender studies in music, Ellen Koskoff edited the foundational text Women and Music in Cross Cultural Perspective, and her career evolved in tandem with the emergence and development of the field. In this intellectual memoir, Koskoff describes her journey through the maze of social history and scholarship related to her work examining the intersection of music and gender. Koskoff collects new, revised, and hard-to-find published material from mid-1970s through 2010 to trace the evolution of ethnomusicological thinking about women, gender, and music, offering a perspective of how questions emerged and changed in those years, as well as Koskoff's reassessment of the early years and development of the field. Her goal: a personal map of the different paths to understanding she took over the decades, and how each inspired, informed, and clarified her scholarship. For example, Koskoff shows how a preference for face-to-face interactions with living people served her best in her research, and how her now-classic work within Brooklyn's Hasidic community inflamed her feminist consciousness while leading her into ethnomusicological studies. An uncommon merging of retrospective and rumination, A Feminist Ethnomusicology: Writings on Music and Gender offers a witty and disarmingly frank tour through the formative decades of the field and will be of interest to ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, scholars of the history and development of feminist thought, and those engaged in fieldwork. Includes a foreword by Suzanne Cusick framing Koskoff's career and an extensive bibliography provided by the author.
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Women And Music In Cross Cultural Perspective

Author : Ellen Koskoff
ISBN : 0252060571
Genre : Music
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This volume offers an introduction to the field of women, music, and culture, examining the implications of gender upon music performance. The presentation focuses on women from many different countries, cultures and historical periods--from the professional musician to the village preserver of traditional music and culture, from the young woman of the 19th century of hymnody tradition of the U.S. to the female tayu or chanter in the male dominated Gidayu narrative tradition of Japan.
Category: Music

Feminine Endings

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ISBN : 145290636X
Genre : Feminism and music
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Category: Feminism and music

Gender And The Musical Canon

Author : Marcia J. Citron
ISBN : 0521392926
Genre : Music
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Examines why women have been excluded from the received 'canon' of performed musical works.
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Music Gender Education

Author : Lucy Green
ISBN : 0521555221
Genre : Music
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Category: Music

Music And Gender

Author : Tullia Magrini
ISBN : 0226501663
Genre : Music
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The contributors explore the intimate relationships between music & gender, across the wide range of cultures around the Mediterranean. Essays examine musical behaviour as representation, assertion, & transgression of gender identities, compare gender roles & discuss issues of ethnicity & religion.
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Ethnomusicology And Modern Music History

Author : Stephen Blum
ISBN : 0252063430
Genre : Music
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'This book is unique not only for its approach but also for the scope of its content....It is definitely a must for libraries of research centers and institutions with ethnomusicology programs.' - Kazadi wa Muduna, Choice
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Cecilia Reclaimed

Author : Susan C. Cook
ISBN : 0252063414
Genre : Music
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A Season Of Singing

Author : Sarah M. Ross
ISBN : 9781611689617
Genre : Social Science
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In the 1960s, Jewish music in America began to evolve. Traditional liturgical tunes developed into a blend of secular and sacred sound that became known in the 1980s as "American Nusach." Chief among these developments was the growth of feminist Jewish songwriting. In this lively study, Sarah M. Ross brings together scholarship on Jewish liturgy, U.S. history, and musical ethnology to describe the multiple roots and development of feminist Jewish music in the last quarter of the twentieth century. Focusing on the work of prolific songwriters such as Debbie Friedman, Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael, Rabbi Hanna Tiferet Siegel, and Linda Hirschhorn, this volume illuminates the biographies and oeuvres of innovators in the field, and shows how this new musical form arose from the rich contexts of feminism, identity politics, folk music, and Judaism. In addition to providing deep content analysis of individual songs, Ross examines the feminist Jewish music scene across the United States, the reception of this music, challenges to disseminating the music beyond informal settings, and the state of Jewish music publishing. Rounding out the picture of the transformation of Jewish music, the volume contains appendixes of songs and songwriters a selection of musical transcriptions of feminist Jewish songs, and a comprehensive discography. This book will interest scholars and students in the fields of American Jewish history, women's studies, feminism, ethnomusicology, and contemporary popular and folk music.
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Women Musicians Of Uzbekistan

Author : Tanya Merchant
ISBN : 9780252097638
Genre : Music
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Fascinated by women's distinct influence on Uzbekistan's music, Tanya Merchant ventures into Tashkent's post-Soviet music scene to place women musicians within the nation's evolving artistic and political arenas. Drawing on fieldwork and music study carried out between 2001 and 2014, Merchant challenges the Western idea of Central Asian women as sequestered and oppressed. Instead, she notes, Uzbekistan's women stand at the forefront of four prominent genres: maqom, folk music, Western art music, and popular music. Merchant's recounting of the women's experiences, stories, and memories underscores the complex role that these musicians and vocalists play in educational institutions and concert halls, street kiosks and the culturally essential sphere of wedding music. Throughout the book, Merchant ties nationalism and femininity to performances and reveals how the music of these women is linked to a burgeoning national identity. Important and revelatory, Women Musicians of Uzbekistan looks into music's part in constructing gendered national identity and the complicated role of femininity in a former Soviet republic's national project.
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