Women & Music

Publication covering music and women.

Articles from Vol. 9, Annual

A Resisting Performance of an Appalachian Traditional Murder Ballad: Giving Voice to "Pretty Polly"
It ain't about how pretty you sing, it's all about bow good you tell the story. Dellie Norton, traditional ballad singer, Madison County NC, as told to the author by Sheila Kay Adams, Norton's great-niece, 7 November 2004 SCENARIO 1: MY PARTNER'S...
Kate Bush's Subversive Shoes
If I can't dance I don't want to be in your revolution. Emma Goldman, 1869-1940 IF YOU KNOW THE LURID DETAILS OF HANS Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Red Shoes," then Kate Bush's song of the same name presents a fascinating twist. A dance...
(Left out in) Left (the Field): The Effects of Post-Postmodern Scholarship on Feminist and Gender Studies in Musicology and Ethnomusicology, 1990-2000
SINCE THE PUBLICATION OF WOMEN AND Music in Cross-Cultural Perspective in 1987 I have watched the steady growth of feminist and, more recently, genderist studies in musicology and ethnomusicology. (1) Heavily influenced by postmodern theories derived...
Letter from the Editor
I FIND IT A HUMBLING, EVEN A DAUNTING, honor to write this, my first page as Women and Music's editor in chief. It is an honor to have been entrusted with three years of this journal's life, and it is both humbling and daunting to succeed Women and...
Nurturing Herself, Nurturing Her Baby: Creating Positive Experiences for Firsttime Mothers through Lullaby Singing
BECOMING A MOTHER IS ONE OF THE MOST defining moments in a woman's life. For the majority of women today the joys of motherhood are both real and plentiful. However, hand in hand with the great joys of motherhood can come great sorrow, anger, frustration,...
Radical Harmonies
Radical Harmonies. Dee Mosbacher (Executive Producer/Director), Boden Sandstrom (Coproducer), Margie Adam (Associate Producer), June Millington (Associate Director). San Francisco: Woman Vision, 2002. Videodisc (88 mins.). RADICAL HARMONIES, AN...
Re-Presenting Dalit Feminist Politics through Dialogical Musical Ethnography
CONDUCTING FIELDWORK AMONG SUBaltern populations in South India, I have come to define ethnomusicological fieldwork as an experience of dialogical exchange of music and its values. When feminist and Dalit (formerly so-called untouchable) politics are...
Right to Rock: The Black Rock Coalition and the Cultural Politics of Race
Right to Rock: The Black Rock Coalition and the Cultural Politics of Race. By Maureen McMahon. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2004. Bibliography, index. Black rock has long seemed an impossibility. Anthropologist Maureen McMahon's new study explores...
Sounding the Frauenseele: Gender, Modernism, and Intertextuality in Alban Berg's "Uber Die Grenzen," Op. 4, No. 3
WHEN SCHOLARS DESCRIBE SOCIETAL and intellectual trends in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that affected musical modernism, they often include technological innovation, urbanization, and positivism, among other important factors....
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