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- DescriptionExploring 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, techlogy, and the interface of private lives and public identities.
- Author BiographyRuth Hellier is an assistant professor of ethnomusicology at University of California Santa Barbara, where she also teaches performance studies and theater.
- PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
- Date of Publication05/02/2013
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Place of PublicationBaltimore
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Illinois Press
- Content Note17 black and white photographs, 2 charts, 1 musical example
- Weight567 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Edited byRuth Hellier
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