New Perspectives on Gender in Music

Acquiring Editor: Laurie Matheson
Series Editors: Suzanne Cusick, New York University, and Henry Spiller, University of California Davis

This series aims to present innovative studies of the intersections of music with gender and sexuality. Series books will explore the gendered cultural dynamics, embodiment and expression, repertoires, reception, social politics, performing practices, and so on of music, encompassing both western and nonwestern contexts and both ethnomusicological and historical approaches. Series books may include a significant theoretical or reflexive component, and they may reach into related fields such as dance and religion, to the extent that the approach clarifies ways in which gender informs the making and experiencing of music. Overall the series seeks to illuminate the ways in which gender is integral to the production and consumption of music in all of its forms.

link to catalog page, Gamelan Girls
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Gamelan Girls

Gender, Childhood, and Politics in Balinese Music Ensembles

Author: Sonja Lynn Downing
Pub Date: November 2019

The girls and young women reshaping gamelan in Bali   learn more...

link to catalog page, Rocking the Closet
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Rocking the Closet

How Little Richard, Johnnie Ray, Liberace, and Johnny Mathis Queered Pop Music

Author: Vincent L. Stephens
Pub Date: November 2019

Pushing boundaries and blurring lines with an all-star bill of hitmakers   learn more...

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Ritual Soundings

Women Performers and World Religions

Author: Sarah Weiss
Pub Date: March 2019

Representing women’s traditions and re-envisioning comparative practices   learn more...

Roll Over, Tchaikovsky!

Russian Popular Music and Post-Soviet Homosexuality

Author: Stephen Amico
Pub Date: Cloth: 2014; Paper: September 2017

Sex, the body, and pop music in modern urban Russia   learn more...

link to catalog page, Women Musicians of Uzbekistan
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Women Musicians of Uzbekistan

From Courtyard to Conservatory

Author: Tanya Merchant
Pub Date: August 2015

Music's role in constructing gendered national identity   learn more...

link to catalog page, Stunning Males and Powerful Females
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Stunning Males and Powerful Females

Gender and Tradition in East Javanese Dance

Author: Christina Sunardi
Pub Date: March 2015

Blurring and redefining sex and gender boundaries through performance   learn more...

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A Feminist Ethnomusicology

Writings on Music and Gender

Author: Ellen Koskoff
Pub Date: May 2014

The life and work of the trailblazing ethnomusicologist in her own words   learn more...

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In Her Own Words

Conversations with Composers in the United States

Author: Jennifer Kelly
Pub Date: Cloth: 2013; Paper: October 2014

Women's voices on musical composition, creativity, and gender   learn more...