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Women and music in cross-cultural perspective

Author: Ellen Koskoff
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1989, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Illini books edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Koskoff
ISBN: 0252060571 9780252060571 031324314X 9780313243141
OCLC Number: 18350200
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Greenwood Press, 1987. Originally published in series: Contributions in women's studies, no. 79.
Description: xiii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: An introduction to women, music, and culture / Ellen Koskoff --
From singing to lamenting: women's musical role in a Greek village / Susan Auerbach --
Balkan women as preservers of traditional music and culture / Patricia K. Shehan --
"Ya Salio' de la Mar": Judeo-Spanish wedding songs among Moroccan Jews in Canada / Judith R. Cohen --
A sociohistorical perspective on Tunisian women as professional musicians / L. JaFran Jones --
Hazara women in Afghanistan: innovators and preservers of a musical tradition / Hiromi Lorraine Sakata --
Professional women in Indian music: the death of the courtesan tradition / Jennifer Post --
Identity and individuality in an ensemble tradition: the female vocalist in Java / R. Anderson Sutton --
Inversion and conjuncture: male and female performance among the Temiar of penninsular Malaysia / Marina Roseman --
Female Tayū in the Gidayū narrative tradition of Japan / A. Kimi Coaldrake --
Musical expression and gender indentity in the myth and ritual of the Kalapalo of Central Brazil / Ellen B. Basso --
The joyful sound: women in the nineteenth-century United States hymnody tradition / Esther Rothenbusch --
Close harmony: early Jazz styles in the music of the New Orleans Boswell Sisters / Jane Hassinger --
An investigation into women-identified music in the United States / Karen E. Petersen --
The sound of a woman's voice: gender and music in a New York Hasidic community / Ellen Koskoff --
Power and gender in the musical experiences of women / Carol E. Robertson.
Responsibility: edited by Ellen Koskoff.

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"Helps rectify the implicit view, in scholarly as well as popular thought, of the male as the cultural prototype and the female as the variant." -- Martha Ellen Davis, Indiana University and Museo Read more...

 
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