Gender, Education, Music and Society (GEMS) is a peer-reviewed, on-line journal that brings together dynamic, critical interdisciplinary research at the myriad intersections between gender, education, music and society. Emphasis is on the ways in which music teaching and learning can be used to re-dress and eliminate inequalities brought about through ideologies of domination by creating an open-ness to musical experience that promotes access to all. (And, thus by extension, also the ways in which music teaching and learning have not been transformative in the past). Gender is approached, not as male or female, but as a continuum of possibilities implicated by sexualities and sustained by socially and historically constructed notions of masculinity and femininity that interact in complex, often competing and contradictory ways. Written with a wide variety of methodological (historical, ethnographic, philosophical, sociological) approaches and multi-disciplinary orientations, GEMS features articles, pedagogical spotlights and book reviews, as well as discussions and debates that explore and critique everyday life of actual, virtual, and historical music and education communities.
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