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Women Singers in Global Contexts: Music, Biography, Identity

Ruth Hellier


Exploring and celebrating individual lives in diverse situations, this book is a new departure in the study of women's worldwide music-making. Ten unique women constitute the heart of this volume: each one has engaged her singing voice as a central element in her life, experiencing various opportunities, tensions, and choices through her vocality. These biographical and poetic narratives demonstrate how the act of singing embodies dynamics of representation, power, agency, activism, and risk-taking. Engaging with performance practice, politics, and constructions of gender through vocality and ... More

Keywords: music-making, women, singing voice, vocality, power, agency, activism, risk-taking, childhood, motherhood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037245
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037245.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Hellier, editor
University of California, Santa Barbara

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Ruth Hellier

1. Akiko Fujii

Shino Arisawa

2. Amelia Pedroso

Amanda Villepastour

3. Ayben

Thomas Solomon

4. Ixya Herrera

Ruth Hellier

5. Kyriakou Pelagia

Nicoletta Demetriou

6. Lexine Solomon

Katelyn Barney

7. Marysia’s Voice

Louise Wrazen

9. Sima’s Choices

Gay Breyley

10. Zainab Herawi

Veronica Doubleday


Ellen Koskoff