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Listening to the Sirens: Musical Technologies of Queer Identity from Homer to Hedwig

Judith Peraino

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215870
eISBN:
9780520921740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215870.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book investigates how music has been used throughout history to call into question norms of gender and sexuality. Beginning with a close examination of the mythology surrounding the sirens—whose ... More


The women’s international gamelan group at the Pondok Pekak: Intercultural Collective Music-Making and Performance in Bali, Indonesia

Jonathan McIntosh

in Global Perspectives on Orchestras: Collective Creativity and Social Agency

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199352227
eISBN:
9780199352258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199352227.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Balinese gamelan music stresses notions of unity, community and totality that are realized through the interaction of players and instruments. Traditionally considered a male activity, Balinese women ... More


Introduction: Vocal Herstories: Resonances of Singing, Individuals, and Authors

Ruth Hellier

in Women Singers in Global Contexts: Music, Biography, Identity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037245
eISBN:
9780252094361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037245.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This introductory chapter discusses the conceptual and methodological issues regarding the study of women's music-making, including vocality, subjectivity, individuals, theorization, ... More


Professional Female Singers and the Gendering of Folk

Stefan Fiol

in Recasting Folk in the Himalayas: Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041204
eISBN:
9780252099786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041204.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In much scholarly discourse there is an assumption that women are the natural repositories of folk culture. Although this assumption is often rooted in an important feminist motivation to challenge ... More


Epilogue

Glenda Goodman

in Cultivated by Hand: Amateur Musicians in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190884901
eISBN:
9780190884932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884901.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, Performing Practice/Studies

The biographies of amateur musicians unveil how gendered ideologies functioned in lived experiences: didactic prescriptions pertaining to consumerism and luxury, and to patriarchy and marriage, are ... More


Beginning to See the Light

Ellen Willis

in Beginning to See the Light: Sex, Hope, and Rock-and-Roll

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680788
eISBN:
9781452948997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680788.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents the author’s reflections about the music of the Sex Pistols and other rock bands. She also considers the reasons behind her dislike for women’s-culture music. She says that ... More


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