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ISBN-10: 0252076982
ISBN-13: 9780252076985
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 02/26/2010
Dimensions: 9.10" L, 6.00" W, 0.70" H

Songs in Black and Lavender: Race, Sexual Politics, and Women’s Music

Foreword by: Linda Tillery

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Drawing on fieldwork conducted at eight women’s music festivals, Eileen M. Hayes shows how studying these festivals–attended by predominately white lesbians–provides critical insight into the role of music and lesbian community formation. She argues that the women’s music festival is a significant institutional site for the emergence of black feminist consciousness in the contemporary period. Hayes also offers sage perspectives on black women’s involvement in the women’s music festival scene, the ramifications of their performances as drag kings in those environments, and the challenges and joys of a black lesbian retreat based on the feminist festival model. With acuity and candor, longtime feminist activist Hayes elucidates why this music scene matters. Veteran vocalist, percussionist, producer, and cultural historian Linda Tillery provides a foreword.

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"Written with candor and humor, Hayes's study models a welcome, crucial, and decisive turn in scholarship on women's music. Recommended."–Choice
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ISBN-10: 0252076982
ISBN-13: 9780252076985
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 02/26/2010
Dimensions: 9.10" L, 6.00" W, 0.70" H
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