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Boys and girls come out to play: Gender and music-making in Hamilton, New Zealand/Aotearoa


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This article addresses gender and popular music-making in the city of Hamilton, New Zealand, a moderately prosperous provincial city (population 130,000) which services a large rural sector (the Waikato). Starting from the observation that few women enrol in tertiary commercial music courses in Hamilton, I aim to examine both the pedagogical experiences and perceptions of students relating to these courses, but also the background of beliefs and practices relating to gender and music in Hamilton, focusing on the live original music scene and its participants. My research question is 'what factors enable or disable women's participation in original popular music performance in Hamilton?'

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender, popular music production, Aotearoa/New Zealand
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions: Schools > School of Media Arts
Depositing User: Matthew Bannister
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2010 02:39
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 02:29

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