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"You're pretty good for a girl": Roles of women in bluegrass music

@inproceedings{Lawson2011YourePG,
  title={"You're pretty good for a girl": Roles of women in bluegrass music},
  author={Jenna Michele Lawson},
  year={2011}
}
This thesis explores the past and current roles that female bluegrass musicians achieve within the music industry in the United States. Using sociological concepts by Judith Butler, Simon Frith, Mavis Bayton, and, importantly, Thomas Turino’s ideas of participatory and communal versus performative and individual, I demonstrate women’s complex musical, social, and cultural positions in bluegrass culture. While women continue to make strides in achieving recognition in the bluegrass genre… Expand
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