Music, Gender, Education

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Overview

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.

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"Scholars who have a particular interest in the sociology of music and music education from a feminist perspective will find this book absorbing and informative." E. Franklin, Choice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521555227
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • 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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