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Music-Making, Ritual, and Gender in a Southeast Asian Hill Society

George, Kenneth M.


This article will explore the ways in which music-making and gender differences mutually shape one another in a hill society in island Southeast Asia. The questions raised have to do with the role music-making plays in producing or subverting gender-based hierarchies of prestige and authority: Does music support or threaten predominant ideas about gender? How does it shape the way in which women and men experience sexual hierarchy? Can music-making itself be a form of sexual politics?...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1993
Type: Journal article
Source: Ethnomusicology
DOI: 10.2307/852242


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