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Ritual Soundings: Women Performers and World Religions

Sarah Weiss


This book documents ways in which women’s performance practices engage with and localize world religions while creating opportunities for women’s agency. This study draws on the rich resources of three disciplines: ethnomusicology, gendered studies of religion, and religious music studies. It is a meta-ethnography formed by comparisons among different ethnographic case studies. The book analyses women’s performances at religious events in cultural settings spread across the world to demonstrate the pivotal roles women can play in localizing the practice of world religions, exploring moments in ... More

Keywords: women’s religious practice, agency, world religion, meta-ethnography, ethnomusicology, comparison, ethnomusicologist, gender, performance, women performers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780252042294
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042294.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Weiss, author
KUG Institute for Ethomusicology