Women Singers In Global Contexts: Music, Biography, Identity

EditorRuth HellierAfterword byEllen Koskoff

Paperback | February 15, 2016

Women Singers In Global Contexts: Music, Biography, Identity by Ruth Hellier
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Exploring and celebrating individual lives in diverse situations, Women Singers in Global Contexts is a new departure in the study of women's worldwide music-making. Ten unique women constitute the heart of this volume: each one has engaged her singing voice as a central element in her life, experiencing various opportunities, tensions, and choices through her vocality. These biographical and poetic narratives demonstrate how the act of vocalizing embodies dynamics of representation, power, agency, activism, and risk-taking.
Engaging with performance practice, politics, and constructions of gender through vocality and vocal aesthetics, this collection offers valuable insights into the experiences of specific women singers in a range of sociocultural contexts. Contributors trace themes and threads that include childhood, families, motherhood, migration, fame, training, transmission, technology, and the interface of private lives and public identities.
Ruth Hellier is an assistant professor of ethnomusicology at University of California Santa Barbara, where she also teaches performance studies and theater.
Title:Women Singers In Global Contexts: Music, Biography, IdentityFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:264 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:264 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inPublished:February 15, 2016Publisher:University of Illinois PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0252081803

ISBN - 13:9780252081804

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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