Queering the Field: Sounding Out Ethnomusicology

Co-edited with Gregory BArz (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming 2019)



This collection of original essays (co-edited with Gregory Barz) deals with queering musical fieldwork and new horizons of ethnomusicological scholarship. The volume raises two significant issues: first, ethnomusicology’s normalized approaches to musical ethnography (fieldwork, methodology, analysis, transcription); and second, the sexual identities and modes of identification at play in the ethnmusicological field. Authors expand the critical, social, and behavioral rubrics of musicality to include categories of play, performance, masquerade, expression, subjectivity, interiority. Concepts of normativity and deviance intersect with new perspectives on institutionalization, discipline, canon, and everyday habits.