Music, Gender, Education

Music, Gender, Education

by Lucy Green
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521555221

ISBN-13: 9780521555227

Pub. Date: 08/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first book to focus on the role of education in relation to music and gender. Invoking a concept of musical patriarchy and a theory of the social construction of musical meaning, Lucy Green shows how women's musical practices and gendered musical meanings have been reproduced, hand-in-hand, through history. Dr. Green views the contemporary school music…  See more details below

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This is the first book to focus on the role of education in relation to music and gender. Invoking a concept of musical patriarchy and a theory of the social construction of musical meaning, Lucy Green shows how women's musical practices and gendered musical meanings have been reproduced, hand-in-hand, through history. Dr. Green views the contemporary school music classroom as a microcosm of the wider society, and reveals the participation of music education in the continued production and reproduction of gendered musical practices and meanings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521555227
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; Part I. Musical Meaning and Women's Musical Practice: 2. Affirming femininity: women singing, women enabling; 3. From affirmation to interruption: women playing instruments; 4. Threatening femininity: women composing/improvising; 5. Towards a model of gendered musical meaning and experience; Part II. Gendered Musical Meaning in Contemporary Education: 6. Affirming femininity in the music classroom; 7. From affirmation to interruption of femininity in the music classroom; 8. Threatening femininity in the music classroom; 9. The music curriculum and the possibilities for intervention; Bibliography; Index.

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