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One of the pioneers of gender studies in music, Ellen Koskoff edited the foundational text Women and Music in Cross Cultural Perspective, and her career evolved in tandem with the emergence and development of the field.In this intellectual memoir, Koskoff describes her journey through the maze of social history and scholarship related to her work examining the intersection of music and gender. Koskoff collects new, revised, and hard-to-find published material from mid-1970s through 2010 to trace the evolution of ethnomusicological thinking about women, gender, and music, offering a perspective of how questions emerged and changed in those years, as well as Koskoff's reassessment of the early years and development of the field. Her goal: a personal map of the different paths to understanding she took over the decades, and how each inspired, informed, and clarified her scholarship. For example, Koskoff shows how a preference for face-to-face interactions with living people served her best in her research, and how her now-classic work within Brooklyn's Hasidic community inflamed her feminist consciousness while leading her into ethnomusicological studies.An uncommon merging of retrospective and rumination, A Feminist Ethnomusicology: Writings on Music and Gender offers a witty and disarmingly frank tour through the formative decades of the field and will be of interest to ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, scholars of the history and development of feminist thought, and those engaged in fieldwork.Includes a foreword by Suzanne Cusick framing Koskoff's career and an extensive bibliography provided by the author.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. Suzanne Cusick
  3. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Part I: 1976–1990
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. Chapter 1 From Women to Gender
  2. pp. 13-30
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  1. Chapter 2 Introduction to Women and Music in Cross-cultural Perspective
  2. pp. 31-43
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  1. Chapter 3 Both In and Between: Women's Musical Roles in Ritual Life
  2. pp. 44-56
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  1. Part II: 1990–2000
  2. pp. 57-58
  1. Chapter 4 Shifting Realities
  2. pp. 59-75
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  1. Chapter 5 Gender, Power, and Music
  2. pp. 76-89
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  1. Chapter 6 Miriam Sings Her Song: The Self and the Other in Anthropological Discourse
  2. pp. 90-104
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  1. Chapter 7 The Language of the Heart: Music in Lubavitcher Life
  2. pp. 105-121
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  1. Chapter 8 When Women Play: The Relationship between Musical Instruments and Gender Style
  2. pp. 122-132
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  1. Chapter 9 "Well, That's Why We Won't Take You, Okay?": Women, Representation, and the Myth of the Unitary Self
  2. pp. 133-142
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  1. Part II: 2000–2012
  2. pp. 143-144
  1. Chapter 10 Unresolved Issues
  2. pp. 145-156
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  1. Chapter 11 The Ins and Outs on In and Out
  2. pp. 157-167
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  1. Chapter 12 Out in Left Field/Left Out of the Field: Postmodern Scholarship, Feminist/Gender Studies, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology
  2. pp. 168-179
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  1. Chapter 13 Imaginary Conversations
  2. pp. 180-190
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 191-198
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  1. References
  2. pp. 199-226
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 227-237
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  1. About the Author, Series Page, Publisher Notes
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252096402
Print ISBN
9780252038495
MARC Record
OCLC
885455916
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2014-08-07
Language
English
Open Access
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