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Voicing Girlhood in Popular Music free pdf This interdisciplinary volume explores the girl's voice and the construction of girlhood in contemporary popular music, visiting girls as musicians, activists, and performers through topics that range from female vocal development during adolescence to girls' online media culture. While girls' voices are more prominent than ever in popular music culture, the specific sonic character of the young female voice is routinely denied authority. Decades old cliches of girls as frivolous, silly, and deserving of contempt prevail in mainstream popular image and sound. Nevertheless, girls find ways to raise their voices and make themselves heard. This volume explores the contemporary girl's voice to illuminate the way ideals of girlhood are historically specific, and the way adults frame and construct girlhood to both valorize and vilify girls and women. Interrogating popular music, childhood, and gender, it analyzes the history of the all-girl band from the Runaways to the present- girls' media culture- the changing anatomy of a girl's voice throughout adolescence- and girl's voices on youtube, at rock camps, on Disney Channel, and in other media like audiobooks and film. Essays consider girl performers like Jackie Evancho, and all-girl bands like HAIM and Warpaint, as well as performative "girlishness" in the voices of female vocalists like Kate Bush, Miley Cyrus, Joanna Newsom, Ke$sha, and Rebecca Black. Participating in girl studies within and beyond the field of music, this book unites scholarly perspectives from disciplines such as musicology, ethnomusicology, comparative literature, women's studies, media studies, gender studies, and education to investigate the importance of girls' voices in popular music, and to help unravel the complexities bound up in music and girlhood in the contemporary contexts of North America and the United Kingdom.

About Jacqueline Warwick

Jacqueline Warwick is Associate Professor of Music at Dalhousie University, Canada and President of IASPM-Canada (International Association for the Study of Popular Music). Allison Adrian is Assistant Professor of Music at St. Catherine University, USA.

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Author : Jacqueline Warwick
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 01 March 2016
ISBN : 1317424611
EAN : 9781317424611
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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