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This woman's work : essays on music / edited by Sinéad Gleeson and Kim Gordon.

Gleeson, Sinéad, (editor.). Gordon, Kim, 1953- (editor.).

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  • ISBN: 9780306829000
  • ISBN: 0306829002
  • Physical Description: 257 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Hachette Books, 2022

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Fan girl / Anne Enright -- Songs of exile / Fatima Bhutto -- The highway / Jenn Pelly -- Praise poem for Linda / Juliana Huxtable -- Music on the internet has no context / Kim Gordon -- Double-digit jukebox : an essay in eight mixes / Leslie Jamison -- Broadside ballads / Liz Pelly -- My brilliant friend / Maggie Nelson -- Diaphoresis / Margo Jefferson -- Sonic seasonings : the genius of Wendy Carlos / Sinéad Gleeson -- Losers / Megan Jasper -- Valentina / Ottessa Moshfegh -- Country girl / Rachel Kushner -- What is going on in rap music, the music called "trap" and "drill"? / Simone White -- Auld lang syne in July / Yiyun Li -- Hearing voices / Zakia Sewell.
Summary, etc.:
"Edited by iconic musician Kim Gordon and esteemed writer Sinéad Gleeson, this powerful collection of award-winning female creators shares their writing about the female artists that matter most to them. This book is for and about the women who kicked in doors, as pioneers of their craft or making politics central to their sound: those who offer a new way of thinking about the vast spectrum of women in music. This Woman's Work: Essays on Music is edited by iconic musician Kim Gordon and esteemed writer Sinéad Gleeson and features an array of talented contributors, including: Anne Enright, Fatima Bhutto, Jenn Pelly, Rachel Kushner, Juliana Huxtable, Leslie Jamison, Liz Pelly, Maggie Nelson, Margo Jefferson, Megan Jasper, Ottessa Moshfegh, Simone White, Yiyun Li, and Zakia Sewell. In this radical departure from the historic narrative of music and music writing being written by men, for men, This Woman's Work challenges the male dominance and sexism that have been hard-coded in the canons of music, literature, and film and has forced women to fight pigeon-holing or being side-lined by carving out their own space. Women have to speak up, to shout louder to tell their story--like the auteurs and ground-breakers featured in this collection, including: Anne Enright on Laurie Anderson; Megan Jasper on her ground-breaking work with Sub Pop; Margo Jefferson on Bud Powell and Ella Fitzgerald; and Fatima Bhutto on music and dictatorship. This Woman's Work also features writing on the experimentalists, women who blended music and activism, the genre-breakers, the vocal auteurs; stories of lost homelands and friends; of propaganda and dictatorships, the women of folk and country, the racialized tropes of jazz, the music of Trap and Carriacou; of mixtapes and violin lessons."--Publisher's website.
Subject: Women in the music trade.
Music > Social aspects > History.
Feminism and music.
Sex role in music.
Women musicians > Social conditions.
Genre: Essays.

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