Gender Ventriloquism in Studio Production

Article


Reddington, H. 2018. Gender Ventriloquism in Studio Production. IASPM Journal. 8 (1), pp. 59-73.
AuthorsReddington, H.
Abstract

A process of ventriloquism, with male producers speaking through the mouthpieces of the women they produce, can reinforce gender delineations in pop. After discussing ventriloquism in pop and demonstrating different ways in which this has happened using historical examples, the author’s original interviews with women who record male artists are examined to discover whether a similar process takes place when roles are reversed. The author concludes that aspects of ventriloquism are inherent in production, although some women producers have questioned gender roles during this process. She also notes that as more female mediators enter the profession, we may hear more authentic expressions of women’s identities in popular music.

JournalIASPM Journal
Journal citation8 (1), pp. 59-73
ISSN2079-3871
Year2018
PublisherInternational Association for the Study of Popular Music
Publisher's version
License
File Access Level
Anyone
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.5429/2079-3871(2018)v8i1.6en
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.5429/2079-3871(2018)v8i1.6en
Publication dates
Online20 Aug 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited21 Feb 2020
Copyright holder© 2018 The Author
Permalink -

https://repository.uel.ac.uk/item/87qy1

  • 10
    total views
  • 11
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Related outputs

Entrepreneurship and Music Technology Practitioners
Reddington, H. 2015. Entrepreneurship and Music Technology Practitioners. in: Dumbreck, Allan and McPherson, Gayle (ed.) Music Entrepreneurship London Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.
Détournement and female punk bands of the 1970s
Reddington, H. 2018. Détournement and female punk bands of the 1970s. in: Lee, G. (ed.) Rethinking Difference in Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Music: Theory and Politics of Ambiguity Routledge.
The Political Pioneers of Punk (Just Don't Mention the F-Word!)
Reddington, H. 2016. The Political Pioneers of Punk (Just Don't Mention the F-Word!). in: Dines, Mike and Worley, Matthew (ed.) The Aesthetic of Our Anger: Anarcho-Punk, Politics and Music Minor Compositions.
The Decline of Western Civilization
Reddington, H. 2016. The Decline of Western Civilization. Viewfinder Online.