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ERIC Number: EJ960467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1545-4517
Freedom, Constraint, or Both? Readings on Popular Music and Gender
Bjorck, Cecilia
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v10 n2 p8-31 Dec 2011
This article examines how notions of freedom are linked to popular music practices in previous research literature. The author discusses how two competing discourses depict popular music practices on the one hand as "freedom," and on the other hand as "constraint," and how these ideas relate to gender. She also argues that unproblematized assumptions of popular music as "free" may instead function as exclusionary normalization. She explicates two central terms discussed in this article, namely gender and popular music. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden