Articles about Gender Roles

Doubled Selves: Eleanor Powell and the MGM Backstage Musical, 1935-37
Journal of the Society for American Music (2013) Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 65-93

Beginning in the mid-1930s, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios released a series of backstage musicals starring Eleanor Powell, a dancer known for her tuxedoes as well as her virtuosic tapping. Powell's tap routines are in and of themselves commanding, with her male dress ...

"It Does Not Matter That She Is a Female, She Will Be a Gusle Player"--The Ideology of an Instrument
Muzikologija (2013) Vol. 13, No. 14, pp. 159-187

Within the theoretical and methodological framework based on the concept of the ideology of tradition, the author analyzes a wide and complex repertoire of attitudes toward female gusle players. Aside from the techniques of representation demonstrated in scientific discourses, she ...

The Gendered Fiddle: On the Relationship between Expressive Coding and Artistic Identity in Norwegian Folk Music

This article applies a gender perspective to the history of Norwegian folk music. The aim in this regard is to explore why and how the expressive coding of the musical language is profoundly gendered. It is shown that performance norms ...