Women, Music, Culture: An Introduction, Third Edition is the first undergraduate textbook on the history and contributions of women in a variety of musical genres and professions, ideal for students in Music and Gender Studies courses. A compelling narrative, accompanied by 112 guided listening experiences, brings the world of women in music to life. The author employs a wide array of pedagogical aides, including a running glossary and a comprehensive companion website with links to Spotify playlists and supplementary videos for each chapter. The musical work of women throughout history—including that of composers, performers, conductors, technicians, and music industry personnel—is presented using both art music and popular music examples.
New to this edition:
- An expansion from 57 to 112 listening examples conveniently available on Spotify.
- Additional focus on intersectionality in art and popular music.
- A new segment on Music and #MeToo and increased coverage of protest music.
- Additional coverage of global music.
- Substantial updates in popular music.
- Updated companion website materials designed to engage all learners. Visit the author's website at www.womenmusicculture.com
Table of Contents
Part I Telling Musical Stories: Missing Voices in the Documentation of Musical Traditions
Chapter 1 Reflections on "Deep Listening": Exploring Music in Context
Focus on Feminism Defining Feminism: Nineteenth Century Roots and Women’s Suffrage
Chapter 2 Medieval Liturgical Roots and the Documentation of the Western Canon
Chapter 3 Women in "World" Music: An Expanded View of Global Narratives
Part II Restricted Domains: Gender Spheres in Art Music
Chapter 4 Court Performers of Japan, India, and Europe: Freedom and Restriction
Chapter 5 The Baroque: Social Class and the Path to Publication
Chapter 6 Eighteenth Century Classicism: Revisiting Vienna
Chapter 7 Romantic-Era Performer/Composers: Walking the Public/Private Line
Focus on Feminism From First Wave to Second Wave
Part III Visual Images in an Aural World
Chapter 8 American Popular Music: 1895-1945
Chapter 9 Empowered Voices in the Public Eye: Women of Gospel and Blues
Chapter 10 Visual Media and the Marketing of Performers
Focus on Feminism Third-Wave Feminist Diversity
Part IV A Time of Change: The Impact of Education on Women’s Art Music Activity
Chapter 11 Changing Gender Roles: From Nineteenth Century Opera to the Modern Musical
Focus on Feminism Voice of Authority
Chapter 12 Segregation and Integration: Instrumental Ensembles from 1900 to the Present
Focus on Feminism Music and #MeToo
Chapter 13 Large-Scale Works and Experimental Voices
Part V No Longer "One of the Boys"
Chapter 14 Instrumental to Jazz: The Forgotten Role of Women
Chapter 15 Music Technology in the Hands of Women
Chapter 16 Popular Music as a Feminist Platform: Women in Charge of Production and Management
Focus on Feminism Do We Still Need Feminism?
Julie C. Dunbar is Professor Emerita of Music at Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin, where she taught music history, music appreciation, instrumental music education, and served as Faculty Development Coordinator. Her past publications focus on music in sociocultural contexts as well as vocation in higher education.
"Julie Dunbar’s Women, Music, Culture is not only an outstanding introduction related to "women in music," but also an excellent collection and presentation of many examples concerning a wide range of historical subjects, as well as contemporary musical genres and fields. The book is supplemented by questions for critical thinking and discussion, as well as ideas for further research; therefore, this publication provides basic and ideal working materials in undergraduate courses."
—Christa Brüstle, Heidelberg University, Germany
"Women, Music, Culture is an excellent introductory undergraduate text that frames womens’ contributions to music in a global context, seriously examining a vast array of art and popular music within and outside of western culture."
—Allison Adrian, St. Catherine University, USA
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