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Women musicians of Uzbekistan : from courtyard to conservatory / Tanya Merchant.

By: Merchant, Tanya [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: New perspectives on gender in music: Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (pages cm).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0252097637; 9780252097638.Subject(s): Music -- Social aspects -- Uzbekistan | Feminism and music -- Uzbekistan | Women musicians -- UzbekistanGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Erscheint auch als:: Merchant, Tanya. Women musicians of UzbekistanDDC classification: 780.82/09587 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Beyond the canon : feminizing the national project through traditional music -- Ancient treasures, modernized : women's dutar ensembles and arranged folk music -- Like Tereshkova in the cosmos : women at the forefront of Western art music -- "Greetings to the Uzbek people!" : popular music in public and private settings -- Marrying past, present, and future : the essential work of wedding music -- Women's musical communities performing the nation.
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Beyond the canon : feminizing the national project through traditional music -- Ancient treasures, modernized : women's dutar ensembles and arranged folk music -- Like Tereshkova in the cosmos : women at the forefront of Western art music -- "Greetings to the Uzbek people!" : popular music in public and private settings -- Marrying past, present, and future : the essential work of wedding music -- Women's musical communities performing the nation.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

English.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

CHOICE Review

Merchant (Univ. of California, Santa Cruz) offers a nuanced, intelligent understanding of the relationship between gender and musical culture in contemporary Uzbek society. In addressing the place of women in the musical life of the country, she throws light not only on the music but also on how the music has negotiated and contributed to the historical dynamic that has existed since the Soviet Union annexed Uzbekistan. Merchant discusses her subject in five chapters: "Beyond the Canon" deals with traditional music reflecting the pre-Soviet era; "Ancient Treasures, Modernized" considers arranged music of the post-Soviet era; "Like Tereshkova in the Cosmos" examines Western art music; "'Greetings to the Uzbek People!'" considers estrada; and "Marrying Past, Present, and Future" looks at wedding music. Merchant interweaves her historical analysis with both her own experiences in Uzbekistan and the experiences told to her in interviews with influential female musicians. The bibliography and index are extensive and thorough, and the glossary provides definitions of important Uzbek words. The book is exemplary for its sensitivity to the women and their stories and its respect for the Uzbek language. A valuable resource for those interested in anthropology, Central Asian studies, gender studies, and ethnomusicology. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty. --Sunmin Yoon, University of Delaware

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Tanya Merchant is an assistant professor of music at the University of California, Santa Cruz.<br>

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