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Women and Music in Cross-Cultural Perspective
edited by Ellen Koskoff
University of Illinois Press, 1989
Paper: 978-0-252-06057-1
Library of Congress Classification ML82.W63 1989
Dewey Decimal Classification 780.88042

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK
"The past fifteen years have been a time of intense scholarly interest in women, resulting in an explosion of literature that has begun to reveal the overriding effects of gender on other cultural domains. Affecting all aspects of culture, issues of sexuality, gender-related behaviors, and inter-gender relations also have profound implications for music performance. This volume represents an introduction to the field of women, music, and culture and in no way attempts to be comprehensive in its coverage nor conclusive in its implications. For example, Western classical music is not discussed here, many large world areas are not covered, nor does this volume present a comprehensive survey of all recent developments in feminist-oriented anthropology. What these essays do share is a focus on women's culture identity and musical activity, either in socially isolated performance environments or within the public arenas shared by their male counterparts."--From the preface
 
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