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An annual journal of scholarship about women, music, and culture. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines and approaches, this refereed journal seeks to further the understanding of the relationships among gender, music, and culture, with special attention being given to the concerns of women.
Combining archival research with personal interviews of over 50 female drummers representing more than eight decades in music history, this book paints a vivid picture of their struggles to overcome discrimination not only as professional musicians but in other parts of their lives.
Presents a definitive study of women in popular music, covering groundbreaking musicians from ragtime and vaudeville to punk and hip-hop, and profiles such musicians as Ella Fitzgerald, Madonna, Billie Holiday, and Lady Gaga.
From Janis Joplin to Tori Amos, this work explores the changing role of women musicians & the ways in which their songs resonate in popular culture. It examines the interaction between feminist debates & music culture over 30 years of pop history.
For female pop stars, whose star bodies and star performances are undisputedly the objects of a sexualized external gaze, the process of ageing in public poses particular challenges. Taking a broadly feminist perspective, this book shifts popular music studies in a new direction.
Contents: v. 1. Tori Amos ; Joan Baez ; Mary J. Blige ; Patsy Cline ; Ani DiFranco ; Missy Elliott ; Aretha Franklin ; Emmylou Harris ; Debbie Harry ; Chrissie Hynde ; Indigo Girls ; Janis Joplin.
v. 2. Carole King ; Madonna ; Sarah McLachlan ; Joni Mitchell ; Dolly Parton ; Liz Phair ; Bonnie Raitt ; Linda Ronstadt ; Diana Ross ; Patti Smith ; Tina Turner ; Suzanne Vega.
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This book is a study of the women who create electronic dance music. It focuses on the largely neglected relationship between these women and the conceptions of gender and technology that continue to inform the male-dominated culture surrounding electronic music.
Describes women and music from ancient Greece and Rome through the early 2000s. Includes women composers, performers, and patrons, musical contexts, and a view of women in music outside Europe and North America.
Contents: From women to gender -- Introduction to Women and music in cross-cultural perspective -- Both in and between : women's musical roles in ritual life -- Shifting realities -- Gender, power, and music -- Miriam sings her song : the self and the other in anthropological discourse -- The language of the heart : music in Lubavitcher life -- When women play : the relationship between musical instruments and gender style -- "Well, that's why we won't take you, okay?" : women, representation and the myth of the unitary self -- Unresolved issues -- The ins and outs on In and out -- Out in left field/left out of the field : postmodern scholarship, feminist/gender studies, musicology, and ethnomusicology, 1990-2005 -- Imaginary conversations.
Contents: How is gender composed in musical composition? -- How is the composer composed? -- Composing "new" music's public image -- Feminists recomposing the field of musicology -- A thousand dissonances and women's "new" music -- Women, "new" music and the composition of becomings.
Contents: Reference works -- Music histories of women -- Collections of essays -- Feminist methods and viewpoints in music -- Issues of sexuality -- Music education and training -- Careers in music -- Women's financial support of music and musicians -- Historical periods -- Ethnomusicology -- Countries and geographical areas -- Music for stage and film -- Women in rock and pop -- Women in blues and jazz -- Women in country, folk, gospel -- Individuals -- Two or more individuals.
Exploring and celebrating individual lives in diverse situations, Women Singers in Global Contexts is a new departure in the study of women's worldwide music-making. Ten unique women constitute the heart of this volume: each one has engaged her singing voice as a central element in her life, experiencing various opportunities, tensions, and choices through her vocality. These biographical and poetic narratives demonstrate how the act of vocalizing embodies dynamics of representation, power, agency, activism, and risk-taking.