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Making Women in Jazz Visible: Negotiating Discourses of Unity and Diversity in Sweden and the US

Journal article
Authors Cecilia Björck
Åsa Bergman
Published in Journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music
Volume 8
Issue 1
Pages 42-58
ISSN 2079-3871
Publication year 2018
Published at Department of Cultural Sciences
Department of Education, Communication and Learning
Pages 42-58
Language en
Links www.iaspmjournal.net/index.php/IASP...
Keywords music and gender equality, women in jazz, visibility, resistance, ethnography, discourse
Subject categories Gender Studies, Other Humanities, Arts

Abstract

The aim of this article is to examine responses to a project that aspires to further gender-equal jazz scenes in Sweden and the US. The project brought together actors at various levels of the industry: cultural agencies, commercial organizers, activists, and artists. Our analysis – with special focus on resistance voiced – is based on observations, interviews with organizers, and a documentary about the project. The project’s central ambition was to make women in jazz visible in order to change a structural imbalance where men still take up most of the space on stage. This ambition was, however, complicated as different actors resisted a female–male binary, and thus the very idea of “women in jazz”. The resistance was played out through gender equality discourses of either unity or diversity, varying in relation to national context and generation. The article also discusses visibility as a central but also problematic aspect for gender equality efforts in music.

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