Music and Gender Notes - MusicandGender 15:11 Welcome to this lecture on Gender and Music Before we being lets make sure that we know what we are

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Music and Gender  15:11 - Welcome to this lecture on Gender and Music - Before we being lets make sure that we know what we are talking about, What is gender anyway? How is it different from sex? - The two terms get used interchangeably in out culture yet they have very different meaning for scholars - When we talk about gender, we’re talking about whether something or someone is masculine or feminine - The term is borrowed from literature - Those of you who have studies, Spanish, French, German, or another romance language will recall that words can be feminine or masculine, and in some languages like German there is a neutral category as well - In French for example the work for the sea as in the ocean, is la mer, the la indicates that the word is feminine, thus the word is gendered feminine - These principles also apple to how a given society views human behavior - Certain styles of dress, for example, might seem masculine or feminine in a given context
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  • Spring '09
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  • Music, heavy metal, Madonna, minstrelsy, gender discourses

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