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Country Boys and Redneck Women: New Essays in Gender and Country Music ed. by Diane Pecknold and Kristine M. McCusker (review)

Country Boys and Redneck Women: New Essays in Gender and Country Music ed. by Diane Pecknold and... the shrinking prospects of equitable employment; and for the alternative academics who have ventured outside the ivory tower and wish to destigmatize the choices of alt- ac labor. (14) While Just Vibrations may be primarily targeted toward those of us who work within the ivory tower, the ideas Cheng presents could— and should— be widely applied beyond academia. It is especially important that those of us most margin- alized within the structures and institutions of academia have access to a text that urges musicology and other disciplines to center care in our work. In proposing that scholarship do good, Just Vibrations itself does good. Cheng’s Just Vibrations is an important contribution that draws together queer studies and disability studies while seamlessly incorporating social justice issues. It pushes against paranoid reading in critical scholarship, including the cyn- ical turn of queer studies, and, as an alternative, off ers room for theorizations that incorporate optimism and reparative care. While the book avoids off ering concrete suggestions for ways these frameworks could be applied, it opens an important and long- overdue conversation. My hope is that the text will reach an audience be- yond the converted— beyond those of us who are http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture University of Nebraska Press

Country Boys and Redneck Women: New Essays in Gender and Country Music ed. by Diane Pecknold and Kristine M. McCusker (review)

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University of Nebraska Press
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Copyright © 2008 the International Alliance for Women in Music.
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1553-0612

Abstract

the shrinking prospects of equitable employment; and for the alternative academics who have ventured outside the ivory tower and wish to destigmatize the choices of alt- ac labor. (14) While Just Vibrations may be primarily targeted toward those of us who work within the ivory tower, the ideas Cheng presents could— and should— be widely applied beyond academia. It is especially important that those of us most margin- alized within the structures and institutions of academia have access to a text that urges musicology and other disciplines to center care in our work. In proposing that scholarship do good, Just Vibrations itself does good. Cheng’s Just Vibrations is an important contribution that draws together queer studies and disability studies while seamlessly incorporating social justice issues. It pushes against paranoid reading in critical scholarship, including the cyn- ical turn of queer studies, and, as an alternative, off ers room for theorizations that incorporate optimism and reparative care. While the book avoids off ering concrete suggestions for ways these frameworks could be applied, it opens an important and long- overdue conversation. My hope is that the text will reach an audience be- yond the converted— beyond those of us who are

Journal

Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and CultureUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Oct 17, 2018

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