2nd Edition

Women, Music, Culture
An Introduction

ISBN 9781138814653
Published December 17, 2015 by Routledge
408 Pages 150 B/W Illustrations

USD $78.95

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Book Description

Women, Music, Culture: An Introduction, Second Edition is the first undergraduate textbook on the history and contribution of women in a variety of musical genres and professions, ideal for students in courses in both music and women's studies. A compelling narrative, accompanied by over 50 guided listening examples, brings the world of women in music to life, examining a community of female musicians, including composers, producers, consumers, performers, technicians, mothers, and educators in art music and popular music. The book features a wide array of pedagogical aids, including a running glossary and a comprehensive companion website with streamed audio tracks, that help to reinforce key figures and terms. This new edition includes a major revision of the Women in World Music chapter, a new chapter in Western Classical "Work" in the Enlightenment, and a revised chapter on 19th Century Romanticism: Parlor Songs to Opera. 20th Century Art Music.

Table of Contents

Part I. Telling Musical Stories: Missing Voices...  1. Reflections on Deep Listening  2. Medieval Liturgical Roots  3. Women in World Music  Part II. Restricted Domains: Gender Spheres in Art Music  4. The Renaissance and Beyond  5. Baroque Keyboard and Vocal Genres  6. Classical Era: "Work" in the Era of the Enlightenment  7. Romantic-Era Performer/Composers  Part III. Visual Images in an Aural World  8. American Popular Music: 1895-1945  9. Empowered Voices: Women of Gospel and Jazz"  10. Visual Media and the Marketing of Women  Part IV A Time of Change  11.19th Century Romanticism: From Parlor Songs to Opera  12.Gender Integration in Twentieth-Century Instrumental Ensembles  13.Twentieth Century Art Music: Experimental Voices  Part V. No Longer "One of the Boys"  14.Instrumental to Jazz: The Forgotten Role of Women  15.Music Technology in the Hands of Women  16.A New Message: Music Marketing

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"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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Companion Website

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