This Woman's Work – Various | buch7 – Der soziale Buchhandel
Bitte warten ...
icon suche icon merkliste icon warenkorb
Blick ins Buch
Autor/in: Various
Autor/in: Various

This Woman's Work

Essays on Music


This is a collection of essays by between 18 female writers, writing about exclusively female experiences in music. The instrument makers, the experimentalists, the harmonisers, the avant-garde, the genre-breakers, the pop queens, those on the margins who expose the lack of intersectionality in this industry.

For a long time, the narrative of music has been male-centred and hyper-masculine. The purpose of women within it was to orbit these men: swooning to Elvis, screaming en-masse at Beatles gigs, or trying to get backstage to sleep with the rock bad boys. When women gained visibility in the music of the 1960s, they were - again - allocated specific tropes: backing singer, lone woman in the band, Motown trios singing innocuous love songs. In the 1970s, at the time Kate Bush became the first woman (at just 17) to have a number one with song she'd written herself, the women of punk began to make their voices heard. But many didn't like these acts of assertion; the femaleness, the raging against gender stereotypes, the Amazonian loudness of it all. Joan Jett recalls being knocked over on stage by flying bottles; The Slits were chased and threatened after gigs and their singer Ari Up was stabbed twice. In the 1980s, as hip hop gained prominence, it made room for only a handful of women, while trading in misogynist rhymes, where women could only be hoes, bitches or gold diggers. How were young female rappers of colour to participate when they didn't see themselves represented in that culture? Canons - in literature, film, music - can point relentlessly towards a male compass and women within them can be othered, or exoticised - OR they attempt to own it. To speak up. To shout louder.

But sexism is hard-coded in this industry. The term 'A&R man' was an industry standard for years, despite its lack of inclusivity. And what of production greats like Eno, Martin, Quincy Jones? - there is no female producer with that level of name recognition, and this problem is what's at the core of this book. Why the valorisation of men who play music? Why the gendered cul-de-sacs that leaves women marginalised and adrift? Why the constant attempts to be taken seriously as a guitarist, desk engineer or lyricist? There are thousands of women in music whose stories we don't know. Pioneers whose achievements are undervalued, often by virtue of their gender, or because someone else (a man?) took credit for it.

Things change. Planets shift. There is more acceptance now, conversely, in a world that is currently seeing rowbacks on feminism, equality and politics. We need to remember the stories of the past, the women who shattered ceilings and kicked in doors, while we lean into a future of new names, new movements, and new ways of thinking about the vast spectrum of women in music.

1.Kim Gordon
2.Sinead Gleeson
3.Ottessa Moshfegh
4.Juliana Huxtable
5.Maggie Nelson
6.Rachel Kushner
7.Anne Enright
8.Yiyun Li
9.Dee Barnes
10.Leslie Jamison
11.Emma Dabiri
12.Fatima Bhutto
13.Liz Pelly
14.Jenn Pelly
15.Megan Jasper
16.Simone White
17.Margo Jefferson
18. Zakia Sewell

E-Book 04/2022
ePub mit Adobe DRM Kopierschutz
  • eReader
  • kindle
  • Computer
  • Smartphone

Adobe Account notwendig | ACSM-Datei bei Download | Schriftgröße ist veränderbar/einstellbar

Dieses E-Book nutzt digitales Rechte-Management (DRM), so dass Sie es nur mit spezieller E-Book-Lese-Software (z.B. dem kostenlosen Adobe Digital Editions Reader, der BlueFire-Reader-App (iOS) oder der Aldiko-Reader-App (Android)) lesen können. Dafür benötigen Sie eine kostenlose Adobe ID (auf erhältlich). Sie erhalten als Download eine ACSM-Datei, die Sie im passenden Reader öffnen können. Leider nicht unter Linux lauffähig.

Sofort lieferbar (Download)
Die angegebene Lieferzeit bezieht sich auf sofortige Zahlung (z.B. Zahlung per Lastschrift, PayPal oder Sofortüberweisung).
Sonderfälle, die zu längeren Lieferzeiten führen können (Bsp: Bemerkung für Kundenservice oder Zahlung per Vorkasse) haben wir hier für Sie detailliert beschrieben.
Spenden icon Dank Ihres Kaufes spendet buch7 ca. 0,14 € bis 0,26 €.

Die hier angegebene Schätzung beruht auf dem durchschnittlichen Fördervolumen der letzten Monate und Jahre. Über die Vergabe und den Umfang der finanziellen Unterstützung entscheidet das Gremium von

Die genaue Höhe hängt von der aktuellen Geschäftsentwicklung ab. Natürlich wollen wir so viele Projekte wie möglich unterstützen.

Den tatsächlichen Umfang der Förderungen sowie die Empfänger sehen Sie auf unserer Startseite rechts oben, mehr Details finden Sie hier.

Weitere Informationen zu unserer Kostenstruktur finden Sie hier.



Kim Gordon is a visual artist, writer, actor and a founding member of the post punk experimental rock band Sonic Youth. Founded in the early 80s, Sonic Youth was one of the most iconic and influential alternative rock groups. In 2012, Gordon formed Body/Head with Bill Nace, releasing their debut album Coming Apart in 2013. Body/Head released their second studio album, The Switch, in 2018. She released her first solo album, No Home Record, in 2019. As a visual artist, Gordon has shown work the world over including the solo exhibition "She Bites Her Tender Mind" at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) in Dublin and "Lo-Fi Glamour" at Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, currently represented by 303 Gallery in NYC. She is author of the bestselling memoir, Girl in a Band, and 2020's No Icon. Next year Gordon will be having an exhibition at the Museum in Bell Park, Lucerne, Switzerland.

Sinéad Gleeson is a former music journalist and now author. Her debut essay collection Constellations: Reflections from Life (Picador) won Non-Fiction Book of the Year at 2019 Irish Book Awards and the Dalkey Literary Award for Emerging Writer. It was shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize, the Michel Déon Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Her short stories have featured in various anthologies, including Being Various: New Irish Short Stories (Faber, 2019) and Repeal the 8th. She has edited several award-winning anthologies including The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers, The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Ireland and The Art of Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories. She is currently working on a novel.


EAN / 13-stellige ISBN 978-1474621502
10-stellige ISBN 1474621503
Verlag Orion
Imprint White Rabbit
Sprache Englisch
Editionsform Non Books / PBS
Einbandart E-Book
Typ des digitalen Artikels ePub mit Adobe DRM
Copyright Digital Rights Management Adobe
Erscheinungsdatum 07. April 2022
Warengruppe des Lieferanten Sozialwissenschaften - Politik, Soziologie
Mehrwertsteuer 7% (im angegebenen Preis enthalten)
Bestseller aus dieser Kategorie

Sozialwissenschaften - Politik, Soziologie

Noch nicht das Passende gefunden?
Verschenken Sie einfach einen Gutschein.

Auch hier werden natürlich 75% des Gewinns gespendet.

Gutschein kaufen

Was unsere Kund/innen sagen:

Impressum Datenschutz Hilfe / FAQ