Women and Music in Cross-Cultural Perspective

9780252060571: Paperback
Release Date: 1st March 1989

Dimensions: 153 x 229

Number of Pages: 280

University of Illinois Press

Women and Music in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Edited by
Ellen Koskoff
Paperback / £21.99

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.