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The Cultural and Gender Politics of Enunciation: Locating the Singer-Songwriter within and beyond Male Anglo-American Contexts

Issue: Vol 1 No. 2 (2014)

Journal: Journal of World Popular Music

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DOI: 10.1558/jwpm.v1i2.21364


This conversation between Lucy O’Brien and Duncan Wheeler seeks to establish a dialogue between musicologists and modern-language specialists to interrogate how their respective disciplinary and biographical questions might address a series of overarching themes and questions—sexism and gender-inflected ageism in the music industry; reclaiming silenced female and non Anglophone singer songwriters; the complex and frequently contradictory interrelationships between sex, art and commerce—in order to undertake a common endeavour: decentring a canon that remains disproportionately Anglo American and male.

Author: Duncan Wheeler, Lucy O'Brien

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