Music, Gender, Education

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 28, 1997 - Music - 282 pages
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This is the first book to focus on the role of education in relation to music and gender. Invoking a concept of musical patriarchy and a theory of the social construction of musical meaning, Lucy Green shows how women's musical practices and gendered musical meanings have been reproduced, hand-in-hand, through history. Dr. Green views the contemporary school music classroom as a microcosm of the wider society, and reveals the participation of music education in the continued production and reproduction of gendered musical practices and meanings.
  

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Contents

MUSICAL MEANING AND WOMENS MUSICAL
16
women playing instruments
52
women composingimprovising
82
Towards a model of gendered musical meaning
116
Affirming femininity in the music classroom
143
From affirmation to interruption of femininity in the music
168
Threatening femininity in the music classroom
193
The music curriculum and the possibilities for intervention
230
Bibliography
259
Index
278
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