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Multivocality: Singing on the Borders of Identity

Katherine Meizel


This book frames vocality as a particularly holistic way to investigate the voice in music, as a concept embodying all the implications with which voice is inscribed—the negotiation of sound and Self, individual and culture, medium and meaning, ontology and embodiment. Like identity, vocality is fluid, constructed and reconstructed continually; even the most iconic of singers do not simply exercise a static voice throughout a lifetime. The book highlights such singers in vocal motion, focusing on their transitions and transgressions across genre and gender boundaries, cultural borders, the lin ... More

Keywords: vocality, identity, voice, neoliberalism, singing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190621469
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190621469.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katherine Meizel, author
Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, Bowling Green State University, Ohio