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Fighting Gender Inequalities in Music: Comparing the UK and Sweden
Örebro University, School of Music, Theatre and Art. (Aesthetics, Culture and Media)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9067-9496
2017 (English)In: Popular Music Studies Today: Abstracts for the conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, June 26-30, Kassel, Germany / [ed] Julia Merrill and Jan Hemming, 2017, p. 136-137Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Many have documented how gendered discrimination impacts on inequalities across music scenes and genres (eg. Davies 2001; Donze 2010; Farrugia 2012; McClary 1991; Rustin and Tucker 2008). These studies have shown that gender influences access to, participation in and engagement with music, in a variety of different ways, providing important critiques of objective notions of musical ‘excellence’ and utopian views of music subcultures.Studies on gender inequalities in music have often focused on Anglophone countries. Yet research on Sweden (eg. Bergman 2014; Björck 2013; Gavanas and Reitsammer 2013) – a supposedly much more gender-equal nation - has demonstrated that many of the same issues are present. This indicates the prevalence of transnational discourses around popular music and a need to recognise the work of activists, networks and musicians in challenging such practices.This paper draws on research with 10 representatives from networks, in the UK and Sweden, involved in fighting gender inequalities in music. It outlines what benefits can be gained from a cross-national, comparative perspective before exploring how gender inequalities and equality are understood by networks working across and within particular genres. It links organizational strategies to structural differences between the two nations, before noting how these networks articulate their limitations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. p. 136-137
Keyword [en]
Gender inequalities, UK, Sweden
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Musicology
Research subject
Musicology; Sociology; Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-64587OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-64587DiVA, id: diva2:1178006
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19th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Studies of Popular Music, Kassel, Germany, June 26–30, 2017
Available from: 2018-01-26 Created: 2018-01-26 Last updated: 2018-01-29Bibliographically approved

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