Gender and Sexuality in Popular Music Products

  • Fiesta de diez pesos: Music and Gay Identity in Special Period Cuba

    By Moshe Morad

    The ‘Special Period’ in Cuba was an extended era of economic depression starting in the early 1990s, characterized by the collapse of revolutionary values and social norms, and a way of life conducted by improvised solutions for survival, including hustling and sex-work. During this time there…

    Paperback – 2016-10-29 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • The Hallelujah Effect

    Philosophical Reflections on Music, Performance Practice, and Technology

    By Babette Babich

    This book studies the working efficacy of Leonard Cohen's song Hallelujah in the context of today's network culture. Especially as recorded on YouTube, k.d. lang's interpretation(s) of Cohen's Hallelujah, embody acoustically and visually/viscerally, what Nietzsche named the 'spirit of music'. Today…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Isolde Ahlgrimm, Vienna and the Early Music Revival

    By Peter Watchorn

    Isolde Ahlgrimm (1914-1995) was an important pioneer in the revival of Baroque and Classical keyboard instruments in her native city, Vienna, and later, throughout Europe and the United States. She trained as a pianist at the Musikakademie in Vienna under the instruction of Viktor Ebenstein, Emil…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Routledge

  • How High Should Boys Sing?

    Gender, Authenticity and Credibility in the Young Male Voice

    By Martin Ashley

    'A boy sings...a beautiful thing' (www.boychoirs.org), but is it? What kinds of boy, singing what kinds of music and to whom? Martin Ashley presents a unique consideration of boys' singing that shows the high voice to be historically, culturally and physiologically more problematic even than is…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Routledge

  • The Journals and Letters of Susan Burney

    Music and Society in Late Eighteenth-Century England

    By Philip Olleson

    Susan Burney (1755-1800) was the third daughter of the music historian Charles Burney and the younger sister of the novelist Frances (Fanny) Burney. She grew up in London, where she was able to observe at close quarters the musical life of the capital and to meet the many musicians, men of letters,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Routledge

  • Music, Sexuality and the Enlightenment in Mozart's Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte

    By Charles Ford

    Music, Sexuality and the Enlightenment explains how Mozart's music for Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte 'sounds' the intentions of Da Ponte's characters and their relationships with one another. Mozart, by way of the infinitely generative and beautiful logic of the sonata…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Routledge

  • Taarab Music in Zanzibar in the Twentieth Century

    A Story of ‘Old is Gold’ and Flying Spirits

    By Janet Topp Fargion

    The musical genre of taarab is played for entertainment at weddings and other festive occasions all along the Swahili Coast in East Africa. Taarab contains all the features of a typical 'Indian Ocean' music, combining influences from Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, India and the West with local…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Masculinity and Western Musical Practice

    By Kirsten Gibson

    Edited by Ian Biddle

    How have men used art music? How have they listened to and brandished the musical forms of the Western classical tradition and how has music intervened in their identity formations? This collection of essays addresses these questions by examining some of the ways in which men, music and masculinity…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Routledge

  • British Women Composers and Instrumental Chamber Music in the Early Twentieth Century

    By Laura Seddon

    This is the first full-length study of British women's instrumental chamber music in the early twentieth century. Laura Seddon argues that the Cobbett competitions, instigated by Walter Willson Cobbett in 1905, and the formation of the Society of Women Musicians in 1911 contributed to the explosion…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Routledge

  • Heavy Metal, Gender and Sexuality

    Interdisciplinary Approaches

    Edited by Florian Heesch, Niall Scott

    Heavy Metal, Gender and Sexuality brings together a collection of original, interdisciplinary, critical essays exploring the negotiated place of gender and sexuality in heavy metal music and its culture. Scholars debate the current state of play concerning masculinities, femininities, queerness,…

    Hardback – 2016-07-18
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Voicing Girlhood in Popular Music

    Performance, Authority, Authenticity

    Edited by Jacqueline Warwick, Allison Adrian

    This interdisciplinary volume explores the girl’s voice and the construction of girlhood in contemporary popular music, visiting girls as musicians, activists, and performers through topics that range from female vocal development during adolescence to girls’ online media culture. While girls’…

    Hardback – 2016-06-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • The Songs of Joni Mitchell

    Gender, Performance and Agency

    By Anne Karppinen

    An unorthodox musician from the start, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's style of composing, performing, and of playing (and tuning) the guitar is unique. In the framework of sexual difference and the gendered discourses of rock this immediately begs the questions: are Mitchell's songs specifically…

    Hardback – 2016-06-13
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

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