Women and Music in Cross-Cultural Perspective
This volume offers an introduction to the field of women, music, and culture, examining the implications of gender upon music performance. The presentation focuses on women from many different countries, cultures and historical periods--from the professional musician to the village preserver of traditional music and culture, from the young woman of the 19th century of hymnody tradition of the U.S. to the female tayu or chanter in the male dominated Gidayu narrative tradition of Japan.
- Paperback | 280 pages
- 152.4 x 226.1 x 20.3mm | 453.6g
- 01 Apr 1989
- University of Illinois Press
- Baltimore, United States
"Helps rectify the implicit view, in scholarly as well as popular thought, of the male as the cultural prototype and the female as the variant." -- Martha Ellen Davis, Indiana University and Museo del Hombre Dominicano, Dominican Republic