The Routledge handbook on women's work in music

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Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group,, Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom ;New York, NY, United States, p.xxi, 465 pages : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00922744, (OCoLC)fst01177510, (OCoLC)fst01178182, (OCoLC)fst01941157, aat, Compositrices., fast, Feminism and music., Femmes dans l'industrie musicale., Féminisme et musique., Musicians., Musiciennes., Women composers., Women in the music trade., Women musicians.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Part I. Challenging Gender Inequalities. Grace, Betty, Maude and Me : 30 Years of Fighting for Women Composers / Sophie Fuller ; 'Where Are We Now?' : Teaching and Studying Women Composers post-Citron / Susan Wollenberg ; 'Because I'm a Girl' : Exploring Experiences, Practices and Challenges Relating to Gender and Sexuality for Female Musicians in Popular Music Higher Education / Helen Elizabeth Davies ; Composer, Mother / Emily Doolittle ; 'The Algerian woman is very strong' : Music, Identity and Gender in Algerian London / Stephen Wilford ; In Search of the Field : Reflections on an Ethnomusicological Project in India / Valentine Harding ; Women's Work in Ethnomusicology : Alternative Spaces / Christina HomerPart II. (Re)Discoveries. A Brief Historical and Sociological Examination of Twentieth Century Arab Women Composers and Performers in Egypt / Zaina Shihabi ; The Rise and Rise of Women in Australian Composition / Sally Macarthur ; Women Composers and the Proms : The First 100 Years (1895-1994) / Susan Clauson-Elliott ; Chasing María Teresa Lara : An Autoethnographic Account of Trying to Recuperate the Story of a 'Lost' Woman Composer / Claudia Chibici-Revneanu ; The Artistic Path and Achievement of Polish Composer Ewa Synowiec / Joanna Schiller-Rydzewska ; Composer, Performer, Teacher : Jeanne Barbillion (1895-1992) and the Schola Cantorum de Paris / Eva M. Maschke ; How Theocritus Sang : Eleanor Everest Freer's Sonnets from the Portuguese / Elisabeth Honn Hoegberg ; A Life in Fragments: Morfydd Owen (1891-1918) / Rhian DaviesPart III. Aesthetics and Music Creation. Overcoming the 'Male Gaze' of Music : Towards Renewed Compositional Strategies / Rebecka Sofia Ahvenniemi ; Voices, Sounds and Herstories : Constructing Feminist Research in Experimental Music / Isabel Nogueira ; Invisible Canons : A Reflective Commentary on the Formation of my Personal Canon of Women Composers / Angela Slater ; Storytelling in Autoethnography -- The Poetess / Lucy Hollingworth ; Chen Yi : Trauma, Myths, and Representation / J. Michele Edwards ; Considering Autonomy and Collaboration in Three Concerti by Jennifer Higdon / Laura Dallman ; Decoding the Riddle : The Tea-Party Scene in Unsuk Chin's Alice in Wonderland / Ji Yeon Lee ; Kate Bush's Uncanny Harmonic Language / David ForrestPart IV. Performance and Reception. Notions of Virtuosity, Female Accomplishment, and the Violin as Forbidden Instrument in Early-Mid Nineteenth-Century England / Bella Powell ; Visitors from 'the Merry Town by the Danube' : Viennese Ladies' Orchestras, Public Image and Variety Shows in Finland from 1870-1914 / Nuppu Koivisto ; Women Song Composers and the London Ballad Concerts / Maren Bagge ; Sara Gonzáles : A Different Song About Women / Ivette Janet Céspedes Gómez ; Changing Roles of Women in the Gospel Music Performance Space in Ghana / Grace Takyi Donkor ; Māori Women at the Forefront of Aotearoa/New Zealand Music in the Late 1980s and Early 1990s / Maree Sheehan ; The Stereotypical Image and Body Representation of Taiwanese Female Musicians / Li-ming PanPart V. Opportunities and Leadership in the Music Professions. Climb Every Mountain / Jessica Duchen ; Celebrating Women Composers on BBC Radio 3 / Edwina Wollstencroft ; Contested Spaces : Gender Dynamics in Independent Radio Stations in London / Miia Laine ; 'And her voice is a backwards record' : The Gendering of Phonograph Technology / Karlyn King ; Cracks in the Glass Ceiling : Women Conductors, New Trends, Old Challenges / Carolyn Watson ; Personal Reflections on Professional Experience of Women's Liturgical Leadership as Musicians in the Roman Catholic Church / Frances Novillo ; Re-Mapping and Connecting Bodies of Women Musicians / Gabriela Sanchez DiazPart VI. New Perspectives on Women's Work in Music. Materiality, Editorship and Canonisation in Wang Duanshu's Collection of Elegance (1667) / Yuemin He ; Mary Carlisle Howe (1882-1964) and Adella Prentiss Hughes (1869-1950) : Creating an Arts Culture in America, One Woman at a Time / Jennifer Cable ; Louise Hanson-Dyer (1884-1962) : Patroness of Music Publishing / Elina G Hamilton ; Lady Llanover and the Swedish Connection : A Welsh Musical Legacy / Lia Lonnert and Helen Davies Mikkelborg ; The Women Musicians of the British Ethical Movement, 1887-1927 / Jessica Beck ; The Role of Women in Irish Music Institutions in the Early Twentieth Century / Kirsite Alison Muldoon ; The Beedle-Carter Correspondence : An Analysis of the Cultural Work Undertaken by Maureen Beedle to Promote Elliott Carter's Music in the UK and Europe / Helen C. Thomas."The Routledge Handbook of Women's Work in Music presents a unique collection of core research by academics and music practitioners from around the world, engaging with an extraordinarily wide range of topics on women's contributions to Western and Eastern art music, popular music, world music, music education, ethnomusicology as well as in the music industries. The Handbook falls into six parts. Part I serves as an introduction to the rich variety of subject matter the reader can expect to encounter in the handbook as a whole. Part II focuses on what might be termed the more traditional strand of feminist musicology - research which highlights the work of historical and/or neglected composers. Part III explores topics concerned with feminist aesthetics and music creation, and Part IV focuses on questions addressing the performance and reception of music and musicians. The narrative of the handbook shifts in Part V to focus on opportunities and leadership in the music professions from a Western perspective. The final section of the handbook (Part VI), provides new frames of context for women's positions as workers, educators, patronesses, activists and promoters of music. This is a key reference work for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in music and gender"--