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ERIC Number: EJ815619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1545-4517
An Interdisciplinary Invitation: A Study of "Gender and Aesthetics: An Introduction"
Morton, Charlene
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v5 n1 p1-13 Jan 2006
The new reader "Gender and Aesthetics: An Introduction" is part of a series "designed for students who have typically completed an introductory course in philosophy and are coming to feminist philosophy for the first time". Why should music educators adopt this feminist introduction to gender and aesthetics when they can readily turn to more familiar scholarship by musicologists and music education scholars such as Jane Bowers, Wayne Bowman, Philip Brett, Marcia Citron, Elizabeth Gould, Roberta Lamb, Susan McClary, Carol Neuls-Bates, Patricia O'Toole, John Shepherd, Christopher Small, Ruth Solie, Judith Tick, and others? Having read the book, the author wants to answer that question by speaking to its promise as an interdisciplinary vehicle. Korsmeyer's text provides a starting point where students, academics, and professionals from different disciplines can compare and learn from each other's insights and, ultimately, develop pedagogical innovations that serve both co-curricular reform and positive social change. In this essay, the author first proposes how this might happen before turning her attention to two key themes in Korsmeyer's text--visual hegemony and venerable dualisms--and their significance in the context of music education. The author concludes with some brief suggestions for the next edition of the reader. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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