Gender and Sexuality in Popular Music Products

  • The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music and Gender

    By Stan Hawkins

    Why is gender inseparable from pop songs? What can gender representations in musical performances mean? Why are there strong links between gender, sexuality and popular music? The sound of the voice, the mix, the arrangement, the lyrics and images, all link our impressions of gender to music.…

    Hardback – 2017-03-10 

  • Lady Gaga and Popular Music

    Performing Gender, Fashion, and Culture

    Edited by Martin Iddon, Melanie L. Marshall

    This book is a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary examination of the music and figure of Lady Gaga, combining approaches from scholars in cultural studies, art, fashion, and music. It represents one of the first scholarly volumes devoted to Lady Gaga, who has become, over a few short years, central…

    Paperback – 2016-12-27 
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • David Bowie

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane, Martin Power

    David Bowie: Critical Perspectives examines in detail the many layers of one of the most intriguing and influential icons in popular culture. This interdisciplinary book brings together established and emerging scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds, including musicology, sociology, art…

    Paperback – 2016-12-23 
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • 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 – 2016-11-30
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • A Woman’s Voice in Baroque Music: Mariane von Ziegler and J.S. Bach

    By Mark A. Peters

    At the end of his second year in Leipzig, J.S. Bach composed nine sacred cantatas to texts by Leipzig poet Mariane von Ziegler (1695-1760). Despite the fact that these cantatas are Bach's only compositions to texts by a female poet, the works have been largely ignored in the Bach literature.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Women Writing Music in Late Eighteenth-Century England

    Social Harmony in Literature and Performance

    By Leslie Ritchie

    Combining new musicology trends, formal musical analysis, and literary feminist recovery work, Leslie Ritchie examines rare poetic, didactic, fictional, and musical texts written by women in late eighteenth-century Britain. She finds instances of and resistance to contemporary perceptions of music…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25
    Performance in the Long Eighteenth Century: Studies in Theatre, Music, Dance

  • Guilhermina Suggia: Cellist

    By Anita Mercier

    Born in 1885 in Porto, Portugal, to a middle-class musical family, Guilhermina Suggia began playing cello at the age of five. A child prodigy, she was already a seasoned performer when she won a scholarship to study with Julius Klengel in Leipzig at the age of sixteen. Suggia lived in Paris with…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23

  • Beyond Jerusalem: Music in the Women's Institute, 1919–1969

    By Lorna Gibson

    Music in the Women's Institute has become stereotyped by the ritualistic singing of Jerusalem at monthly meetings. Indeed, Jerusalem has had an important role within the organization, and provides a valuable means within which to assess the organization's relationship with women's suffrage and the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23

  • The Woman Composer

    Creativity and the Gendered Politics of Musical Composition

    By Jill Halstead

    Unlike previous anthologizing examinations of women and musical composition, this book concentrates on the reasons why there have been, and continue to be, so few women composers. Jill Halstead focuses on the experiences of nine composers born in the twentieth century (Avril Coleridge Taylor,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17

  • Grunge: Music and Memory

    By Catherine Strong

    Grunge has been perceived as the music that defined 'Generation X'. Twenty years after the height of the movement there is still considerable interest in its rise and fall, and its main figures such as Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. As a form of 'retro' music it is even experiencing a resurgence,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Kaija Saariaho: Visions, Narratives, Dialogues

    By Jon Hargreaves

    Edited by Tim Howell

    Kaija Saariaho is internationally recognized as a leading figure in contemporary music, enjoying a well-deserved reputation for works that are both creatively original and of considerable appeal. Her music communicates with a refreshingly broad audience, and this special achievement deserves…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17

  • Orientalism and Representations of Music in the Nineteenth-Century British Popular Arts

    By Claire Mabilat

    Representations of music were employed to create a wider 'Orient' on the pages, stages and walls of nineteenth-century Britain. This book explores issues of orientalism, otherness, gender and sexuality that arise in artistic British representations of non-European musicians during this time, by…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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