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Gould, Elizabeth – Music Education Research, 2004
Gender is inherent in all aspects of the music education profession: musical instruments, occupations, materials, pedagogies and preferences. Despite this, feminist theory has been accepted slowly, and is consequently poorly understood. Working generally outside of the profession's accepted topics and means of research in a type of grr-illa game…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Music Education, Feminism, Educational Theories
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Gould, Elizabeth – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2010
The radical outside claimed by Gloria T. Hull, Patricia Bell Scott, and Barbara Smith nearly 30 years ago was comprised of black feminism and feminist race theory in the context of black lesbian studies, which had no academic precedent. What today makes their actions, words, and meaning-making brave is material realization of their subjectivities.…
Descriptors: Feminism, Music Education, Homosexuality, Social Bias
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Gould, Elizabeth – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2008
In this essay, the author builds on Val Plumwood's (1993, p. 192) notion of "devouring the other" to address fundamental problems of social justice and difference in liberal democracies and music education. The problem with liberal democracies is that they assimilate (devour) difference; consensual treatment of its citizens is predicated on the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Music Education, Democracy, Differences
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Gould, Elizabeth – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2005
Regardless of race, gender, class, physical- and cognitive-ableness, as well as sexual orientation, to be musical in North American and western European societies is to be queer--particularly for men (Fuller and Whitesell, 2002), and maybe specifically for men, since women barely register in discussions of musicians. In this article, the author…
Descriptors: Imagination, Middle Class, Musicians, Sexual Orientation